For example, multiple companies that resell widgets are given permission by WidgeCo™ to reuse content (descriptions and images of products) from widgeco.com.
As a third-party website provider to companies that resell WidgeCo™ widgets:
Do I have liability by either collecting this content from widgeco.com and providing it on the websites that I create, or by providing a tool to the resellers that does this for them?
Am I legally obligated to verify that these reseller companies actually have the permission? If so, am I also legally obligated to know if/when the company loses that permission?
If WidgeCo™ decides to take legal action against me, does this fall under DMCA exemption since (A) I believe the content is used with permission and thus non-infringing, (B) I am not selling the content and thus directly profiting from it, and (C) I will remove it immediately provided a takedown notice?
WidgeCo™ not only makes widgets, but also provides reseller websites. This means that while my services help to increase WidgeCo™'s widget sales, I also compete with them as a website hosting provider.