Waidhofer and her lawyer allege that Thothub has not been attentive to repeated requests to take away content material, however Thothub informed Motherboard that it “didn’t obtain any legitimate DMCA request and no legitimate data for removals” by way of its takedown request kind. Thothub did reportedly take away pictures of Waidhofer after Motherboard contacted the location to confirm Waidhofer’s requests.
The lawsuit hopes web infrastructure firm Cloudflare and Chaturbate and BangBros, websites that publicize on Thothub, may assist establish who runs Thothub. However Chaturbate and BangBros each say that adverts are positioned by way of third-party advertisers, and after being contacted by Motherboard, each stated they might now not permit their adverts to look on Thothub. Cloudflare didn’t reply to Motherboard’s requests for remark.
This swimsuit goes past Thothub, Cloudflare, Chaturbate and BangBros, although. It may set a precedent for content material harvesters outdoors of grownup content material. YouTube has tried to make it simpler for creators to address copyright claims, however even that system isn’t good, and there are many different websites scraping content material with out creators’ permission or information.