2 Responses to “Google Thumbnails Is Fair Use: Court; Google New “Universal” Search”

  1. There's a bigger story in this new opinion — which is that the court held that Google can be liable for copyright infringement if it knows that its search results link to third party sites that infringe on copyrighted content. This gives even more force to the so-called "takedown notices" that copyright holders send under the DMCA. Once Google has that notice, they will have to promptly pull those sites from their index. And if Google is selling Adsense ads on an infringing site, that's even worse.

    This is where it gets interesting. Watch for Google to take this one up to the Supreme Court.