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Homepage of now-defunct Polyvore website. Photo: Casimiro PT via Shutterstock

The willful action requirement for holding online companies and providers responsible for copyright violations is alive and well, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed Wednesday.

The Second Circuit’s decision partly revived a copyright infringement suit brought by BWP Media, a provider of celebrity images against the defunct virtual styling and e-commerce website Polyvore, which was shuttered after its acquisition by online retailer SSENSE in April 2018.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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