The order could effectively bar Google from featuring thumbnail pictures -- small versions of photos that are linked to a bigger version of the same picture -- but not limit Google from linking to actual photos which exist on other Web sites.More details over here.
The judge accepted that people who click on full-size images from Perfect 10 are not viewing images that Google has stored or served up on its computers but links to other sites.
Google argued that its thumbnails constitute fair use.
Google's thumbsnails infringe copyright
Posted on Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 0:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck