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Legal Liability for 3rd Party Content on an FTP


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lem.rar

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I'd like to create a few user accounts for my friends so they can upload files to my FTP. It'd be mostly used for a projected we're working on, a game (sprites, code, &c.). However, I'm curious if someone decides to use it to store something I don't want on there that is copyrighted, and let's say I'm away on vacation, who is legally responsible?

How can I avoid getting in trouble for my friends' actions?
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I would say that you are legally responsible. Is there an option where they can upload and then you have to give approval before it is visible? That may safeguard you.
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Hi coachwife :)

lem.rar,

If you use something like Filezilla server you can limit the IPs that are allowed to contact the server.
Or set a password and allowed actions for every user or group of users.
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Well, if you have user accounts set up that need a password, who is going to see the content other than your friends? And if they are your friends, tell them to upload original content.
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