August 9, 2007
Perfect 10 Doesn't Get It
Perfect 10 lost a lawsuit against Google and Amazon over thumbnails of perfect 10 photos appearing on the Google's search results. Part of that suit was based on third party infringement as Google search results gave links to sites who pirated Perfect 10's content. A court rejected that legal theory among others for liability.
Perfect 10 is at it again, suing Microsoft over Perfect 10 content in its search engine results. The suit is similar to the one they lost. The only difference, as reported, is an allegation that Perfect 10 passwords come up in Microsoft search results. The Ninth Circuit settled this a while back. Microsoft has at least as many lawyers as does Google. Motion to dismiss anyone? And while we're at it, why not sue the people who actually pirate the content? I'll bet a Google search should identify them pretty quickly.
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The fun part is that now Microsoft gets to argue that copyright has limitations. That's going to go over well with the Microsoft licensing division.
Posted by: Merijn | Aug 9, 2007 1:34:57 PM