Why US Web Site Owners Should Watch Foreign Suits

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Just when you thought it was safe to enter the waters of "thumbnail imagery" in light of the Ninth Circuit decision in Perfect 10 Inc. v. Google Inc., recent court decisions in Germany may give some pause to ISPs, online content providers, and Web site owners that display third-party content.

The Hamburg Regional Court in Germany held that Google infringed the copyrights of a photographer and an artist by publishing their drawings without permission as low resolution, thumbnails in connection with Google's search service. See Case...
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