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Copyright Alert: Perfect 10 v. Google—Key Holdings: Website Framing Does Not Directly Infringe the Public Display Right, Image Search Engine Thumbnails Are Fair Use, and a New Test for Online Contributory Infringement

How fast do things change in "Internet time"? That was in substance one of the questions posed in yesterday's Ninth Circuit decision in Perfect 10 v. Google, which considered inter alia whether a less-than-four-year-old fair use precedent validating an image search engine had been overtaken by subsequent events.