Are TV Networks Inducing Infringement?

from the such-a-tricky-question dept

Ernest Miller writes “Techdirt has already noted the copyright controversy over JibJab‘s version of “This Land is Your Land.” Some say the flash animation is protected parody, others infringing satire. Now the Home Recording Rights Coalition points out that when the television news broadcasters promoted the humorous animation, they were likely inducing copyright infringement. This would make the television broadcasters potentially liable for millions of infringing downloads under the INDUCE Act, which Techdirt has mentioned a few times previously. Bonus: The HRCC’s press release mentions Techdirt.”

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