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Google’s Dial Goes to “11″ to Beat Perfect 10′s Legal Claim



If you’re a follower of the Perfect 10 site law suit, you’ll be interested to know that the final chapter has been written. According to the Mercury news, the courts have decided there’s no evidence to suggest Google’s display of thumbnail images encourages other web sites to distribute copyrighted images.

U.S. District Judge Howard Matz on Monday dismissed the claim at a hearing in Los Angeles federal court, saying there was no basis to justify the allegation. Matz last year granted Perfect 10′s request for an order temporarily preventing Google from displaying thumbnail images that link to third-party Web sites with Perfect 10′s full-size pictures.

Amazon.com was also cleared of any wrong doing.