Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Dear Alex, thanks for your answer. Do you have any cites or cases to support that? I'm not worried about the second part, I just need to know if there's an obligation. Thanks!
I don't have a case but this is more general than something that would be in a case
I think your real question is different than the one you have asked, you want to know about liability in the event of infringement
liability for USING material you have licensed from a licensor
obviously I can buy whatever I want from you, there are no obligations on me to verify or do research. If any, such an obligation would be on the seller not the buyer.
so the actual question is whether you are obligated to confirm that material you are using is aithorized....and the answer is NO....but if you don't you run the risk of copyright infringement. It's an issue of risk. But there is definitely no obligation for you to verify, although it is in your best interest to do so.
....because you will be liable/responsible for using the illegal material
you may have a claim against the licensor but that is separate
so in that sense there is an obligation....but it's an obligation to yourself not anyone else