thirteen - 10:00 pm on Feb 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
In cases of copyright infringment a permission from someone who is not authorized to give permission is worth: Zero
Won't this help in tossing out "willful infringement"?
For example if you run a blog and somone posts a newspaper article in the comments section you are not liable if you take down the content immediatly after being notified. But not if you post the content yourself.
Are website owners who outsource content writing to third party professional writers not protect by the Safe Harbor provision if they comply with DMCA Takedown notice?