Chapter 9 -- The Different Faces of Infringement

This chapter begins by considering the nature of the liability of those who commit the act that violates one of the copyright owner’s §106 rights—so-called direct infringers. It then moves to questions of secondary liability: Under what circumstances should one who is not a direct infringer but who somehow participates in the infringing conduct be liable? This chapter contains the following decisions, listed in the order they are presented in the text. Click on any case name to see background information as well as the full court opinion.

Part A -- Direct Infringement
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Part B -- Vicarious Liability and Contributory Infringement
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Part C -- Online Service Provider Liability
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Part D -- Device Manufacturers and Liability for Inducing Infringement
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Supplemental Material For This Chapter
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