Tumblr Sued Over Unauthorized Use of Adult Pictures

May 08, 2012

Perfect 10, which sells photographs of nude models, has sued the popular blogging site Tumblr in a complaint filed on Monday for failing to remove copyrighted photos from its website, according to an article on paidContent. Perfect 10 says it emailed Tumblr a number of times with requests to remove certain images from the Tumblr website and never got a response.

The issue seems to revolve around the fact that Tumblr posts full sized images of copyrighted material, as opposed to smaller thumbnail pictures, which are protected under a 2006 decision involving Google and Perfect 10, according to paidContent. Perfect 10 also contends that in addition to users sharing protected photos, the Tumblr staff has uploaded protected material, willfully disregarding copyright laws.