Google image search infringes copyright, says judge

The publisher of adult website and magazine Perfect 10 has won a partial victory in its attempt to prohibit Google from copying and displaying Perfect 10’s copyrighted images in the results pages of its image search tool.

Judge A Howard Matz of the Central District of California ruled that "Google’s creation and public display of ’thumbnails’ likely do directly infringe P10’s copyrights" and that he will grant a preliminary injunction on this aspect of the case on 8th March.

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