This is on Slashdot at the moment
An anonymous reader submits: “According to an article from, yesterday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (U.S.) will have far-reaching effects on web publishing. From the article: ‘… The court found that reproducing photographs to create thumbnail images is a fair use of the material, but displaying full-sized images violates the copyright owner’s exclusive right to publicly display his works….But the court found that displaying the full-sized images through linking and framing was not transformative and harmed the market for the original photographs.’ One lawyer is quoted as saying, ‘It’s basically going to do away with linking or framing without permission.'”

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