Latin American Governments

Taringa! founders absolved of piracy charges by Argentine court

LatAm List – Since 2009, the founders of Latin American social media platform Taringa! have faced charges for piracy on their platform. While many of the prosecutors dropped charges in 2013, the case stood until this week because it was considered a federal crime.

The Argentine Federal Court ruled that Taringa! now has rules in place to prevent the sharing of copyrighted content, and that the platform is not directly responsible for content posted by its users.

Taringa also now offers a complaint hotline so that users can report violations of the website’s copyright policies. This decision is in line with a decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court in Google vs. Maria Belen Rodriguez, which decided that websites are not responsible for all the content on the pages they display.

Read more in La Nación.

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