Thumbnail Linking Ruled Legal

By Deane Barker on July 9, 2003

Court backs thumbnail image linking: I didn’t even know this was an issue.

“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision is a partial win for defendant Arriba Soft — an image search engine now known as — in its case against photographer Leslie Kelly. Kelly sued Arriba Soft in April 1999 for copyright infringement when the company’s software had recorded miniatures, or thumbnails, and full sizes of Kelly’s digital photos and made them accessible via its search engine.”