Thursday, May 17, 2007

Google Thumbnails

A decision from the Ninth Circuit yesterday in a closely-watched case involving Google's display of thumbnail images in search results. The Washington Post has the story: "A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Google did not infringe on the copyrights of an adult publishing company by displaying thumbnail images of its nude photographs, handing Internet search companies a victory by allowing the display of such miniature pictures in search results." The decision is here. John Ottaviani has a good summary here. Lawprof Alfred Yen has some thoughts.