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Stolen celebrity images prompt policy change at 4Chan

4Chan, the website where leaked celebrity nudes first surfaced has moved to comply with US laws on stolen content.

Many of the images were initially shared on the /b/ discussion board of 4Chan which has been notorious for ignoring copyright laws.

4Chan has now said it will enact a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policy to let content owners get illegally shared material removed.

It will now remove content after it gets a “bona fide infringement” notice.

The furore over the large number of stolen videos and images of celebrities posted to the site have now prompted it to update its policies and comply with the DMCA. 4Chan has also appointed a member of staff to oversee DMCA takedown requests.

[bbc]

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