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Google Images German Federal Court Entscheidung vom 29.04.2010, I ZR 69/08 With an English Introduction

  1. Dipl. Jur. Philipp Zimbehl


The long-awaited verdict by the German Federal Court of Justice towards Google image search has drawn much attention to the problem of copyright infringement by search engines on the Internet. In the past years the question has arose whether the listing itself in a search engine like Google can be an infringement of copyright. The decision is widely seen as one of the most important of the last years. With significant amount of effort, the German Fede- ral Court tried to balance the interests of the right holders and those of the digital reality.



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