LCA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Google

On July 20, 2006, members of the Library Copyright Alliance signed on to a legal brief in support of Google in Perfect 10 Inc., v. Google, Inc. The brief addresses three issues of essential importance for the future of the internet, (1) whether providing a link to an image hosted on a third party website directly infringes a copyright owner’s public display right: (2), the proper legal standards governing the application of copyright’s secondary liability principles to internet search engines like Google; and (3) whether the creation and display of thumbnails by search engines properly qualifies as fair use.

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