A US appeals court has overturned a lower court’s injunction preventing Google Images from displaying thumbnails of an adult web site’s images. The same issue has been raised in some Google News copyright disputes.
Ethan Zuckerman: “My favorite example of repurposing recently is my friend Alaa’s use of Twitter to coordinate activities of activists in Egypt.”
Neil McIntosh responds to Walter E. Hussman’s recent Wall Street Journal piece arguing against free online news. “The argument for paid-for news is dead now,” says Neil.
Techcrunch follows up yesterday’s Sunday Herald story: “The issue is not Google’s alone. In theory any site that indexes and provides snippets of content from big media companies could easily face the same problem.”
(Note: Google denies the Sunday Herald report that led to this item.)