To establish a claim of copyright infringement, a plaintiff need only
show “copying.” In this context, “copying” is “shorthand for the
infringing of any of the copyright owner’s six exclusive rights.”  This
is detailed in the copyright statute.

Said another way, violating any of the copyright owner’s exclusive “copyrights” constitutes infringement.

The
exclusive rights or “copyrights” include the right to prohibit others
from making copies, the right to prepare derivative works based on the
work, the right to distribute copies of the work to the public, and the
right to display the work publicly.

A copyright owner need not
prove knowledge or intent on the part of the defendant to establish
liability for copyright infringement. Intent or knowledge is not an
element of infringement.

The act of loading the pictures onto the
website is copyright infringement. Maintaining the website also
violates several of the exclusive copyrights noted above.

 In the Sega Enterprises
case the court found copyright infringement for copies made each time
copyrighted files were uploaded to or downloaded from computer bulletin
board service.

In the Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Frena,
case liability was found for uploading files containing digitized
copies of plaintiff’s copyrighted photographs onto computer bulletin
board service constituted unauthorized reproduction.

One of the
leading scholars in the area even says, “input of a work into a computer
results in the making of a copy, and hence - such unauthorized input
infringes the copyright owner’s reproduction right”.

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To establish a claim of copyright infringement, a plaintiff need only
show “copying.” In this context, “copying” is “shorthand for the
infringing of any of the copyright owner’s six exclusive rights.”  This
is detailed in the copyright statute.

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