How do companies like Imgur avoid getting sued. Some of their users upload copyrighted material.
I want to build a site similar to Imgur, where the user can upload images and gifs.
I am worried about being sued for copyright infringement. I am only going to provide a service for uploading images to a site, where everyone can view them.
Can I get sued for what the user uploads?
I am more than happy to remove any copyrighted material. If a user asks me to remove an image they claim is copyrighted, can I ask for proof?
If a user decides to upload porn can I get in trouble for it? Example: A kid browses my site and sees something he is not suppose to see.
This is a hobby project and I will be the only person working on it.
I currently reside in Norway. I am not a Norwegian citizen. I am a Namibian citizen. Namibia doesn't have any extradition treaties with the USA. I am not sure which laws apply to me concerning copyright.