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Out-law.com: German court rules that Google image search results do not infringe copyright

Out-law.com reports on a case in the German Federal Supreme Court; it ruled that Google is not infringing owners’ copyright by showing thumbnail image previews  from external websites.

An artist sued Google in Germany because thumbnail images of her pictures appeared when her name was entered into Google’s search engine. The pictures were taken from her own website.

The Court said that Google’s display of the images was not copyright infringement because the artist had not used a simple technical measure to stop Google indexing her site.

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