Pornographer in spat with Google

by admin August 28, 2005 at 12:03 pm

“You’re showing too much.”
“You can talk…”

Porn publisher Perfect 10 is seeking an injunction against Google to stop the search giant from allegedly displaying copyright images of its models.

Perfect 10, in a filing on Wednesday with the US District Court in Los Angeles, asked the court to immediately halt Google from allegedly copying, displaying and distributing more than 3,000 Perfect 10 photos.

Norm Zada, founder of Perfect 10, said: “Google is directly infringing on our copyrights. They are copying and showing our work on their website. They are also placing ads on these websites that are infringing on our work.”

Perfect 10 first became aware of Google serving up text links to other websites that allegedly carried copyright images of Perfect 10 models back in 2001, Zada said in an interview Thursday. The company then sent notices to Google, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, asking the search giant to discontinue linking to the other sites.

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