Natcher, a Web site for parents to share news and other content about their children, is in trouble with its own owners for violating the copyright for the Web site.
A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles says Natcher violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, when it hosted an online video in 2011 and 2012.
The suit alleges the copyright owner, Natcher Media, failed to warn users of a breach of copyright.
“It is clear that Natcher was aware that a breach had occurred in 2011, and that the infringing work was still online,” the lawsuit states.
“It is also clear that the work was not immediately removed, and there was no immediate recourse by users of the Natcher site for their losses.”
Natcher Media has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The Natcher family told Fox Sports they had no idea the Web page was down, and they don’t plan to file a lawsuit against Natcher.
“We were very surprised when we discovered the site was down,” Natcher’s mom, Barbara Natcher said in a statement.
“We are not in a position to file any lawsuits, as we are just happy to be able to share what we were told about the matter.”
The lawsuit also names Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms as defendants, but it doesn’t specify the companies.
Natcher’s parent company, National Parents Organization of America, filed the suit last year against Natchers parent company and its parent company Facebook.
The group claimed the two companies violated Natcher parents’ copyright by sharing copyrighted material.
Facebook and Natchers owners both have agreed to settle the lawsuit.