Chapter 6: The Different Faces of Infringement
Copyright law has developed doctrines of direct and secondary liability to address the varying ways that infringement can occur and the liability of parties other than those who commit the act of infringement. As you read the following materials, consider what the differences are among the various theories of secondary liability Think too about whether these doctrines are adaptable to a high-technology setting.
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.
- Direct Infringement
- Vicarious Liability and Contributory Infringement
- Liability of Device Manufacturers
- On-line Service Provider Liability
- Criminal Infringement