Re: [rumori] thumbnails are fair use

From: illegal art (
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 09:42:59 PST

>appeals court finds thumbnails of images from another site are
>fair use, but originals are infringing, including linking and
>framing. some are saying this spells "the end of linking and
>framing without permission"

this is kind of fascinating since they ruled thumbnails are transformative
and therefore qualify for fair use.

i was always under the impression that transformative re-use wasn't a
suitable fair use defense. is this changing??? i thought we had to rely
on parody to save the day.


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