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Nov/04

Google Image Search Returns Trademark and Copyright Suit


Complaint alleging direct, contributory and vicarious liabilty for copyright and trademark infringement filed November 19 in the Central District of California by Perfect 10 magazine against Google, for providing, via its Image Search, links to ‘Stolen Content Websites’ displaying unauthorized photos.

Interesting assertion from complaint: “It would be virtually impossible for consumers to locate most Stolen Content Websites if they were not directed to them by Defendant” (para 23). Plaintiff also notes that most of the Stolen Content Websites are judgement-proof.

Complaint via The Berkman Center.

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