by Mike Masnick
Mon, Apr 20th 2009 3:48am
A few years back, there was a lot of attention paid to Jason Fortuny, a "griefer,' who posted a fake ad to Craigslist, and then published all of the responses he got publicly. One of the people who responded sued, and Slashdot alerts us to the news that a court has ordered a default judgment for him to pay $74,000. What's interesting is that the largest part of this, $35,001, is actually for copyright infringement. Since part of the ad Fortuny put up requested photos, the guy is claiming (correctly) that he owns the copyright on the photo he took, and Fortuny violated his copyright in publishing it. Another $5,000 is for privacy violations, and the remaining about is to cover attorney and court fees.
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