By Dave Simpson (October 6, 2021, 9:18 PM EDT) — Network security company Cloudflare beat dress companies’ claims that it aids copyright infringement by providing web services to counterfeit retailers selling knock-off dresses, after a California federal judge ruled Wednesday that based on the evidence presented Cloudflare doesn’t materially contribute to the alleged infringement.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted Cloudflare Inc. summary judgment in the contributory copyright infringement suit from Mon Cheri Bridals LLC and Maggie Sottero Designs LLC, noting that simply providing services to a copyright infringer does not qualify as a material contribution.
“Because a reasonable jury could not — at least on this record — conclude that…
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