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Piracy by Plastic: Why the Ninth Circuit Should Have Held Credit Cards Liable for Secondary Copyright Infringement | Author: Jonathan Lee

Piracy by Plastic: Why the Ninth Circuit Should Have Held Credit Cards Liable for Secondary Copyright Infringement | Author: Jonathan Lee

This case note discusses the origins, reasoning, and impact of the Perfect 10 decision. It argues that the Ninth Circuit’s analysis of Perfect 10 was based on flawed reasoning and misapplication of precedent, thereby creating an erroneous decision inconsistent with the law. Part II summarizes United States copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, contributory copyright infringement, and vicarious copyright infringement. Part III describes the relevant facts of Perfect 10 as well as its technological and economic contexts. Part IV examines the arguments and interplay between the majority and dissenting opinions of Perfect 10. Part V presents the future implications of the Perfect 10 decision.

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