Technology Law Dispatch

In Thumbnails III, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘BGH’) held that the depiction of so-called thumbnails of pictures available from the internet does not constitute an act of copyright infringement, unless the search engine operator had knowledge of the fact that the copyrighted material had been illegally uploaded.

Authors: Anette Gärtner

The BGH further stressed that, with regard to search engine operators, there is no room for a presumption of infringement. 

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