US-based magazine, Perfect 10, has sued Google on charges of infringement of copyright, for displaying nude images.
US-based mens' magazine, Perfect 10, has sued Google on charges of infringement of copyright.
Perfect 10 is currently seeking a preliminary injunction against Google, to prevent the internet giant from copying, displaying and distributing its copyrighted images.
The magazine claims, that under the guise of being a search engine, Google is actually displaying thousands of nude images taken from Perfect 10, Playboy magazine, movies etc.
The story dates back to 2001, when Perfect 10 had issued notices to Google. Again in 2004, the magazine had filed a complaint against Google, alleging that the search outfit was displaying adult images, ranging from extremely tame to overtly explicit, to attract traffic to its website, in order to make big money.
According to reports, Perfect 10 has filed similar charges against Amazon, for its A9 search engine.
Meanwhile, Google is yet to respond to the allegations levelled against it, by Perfect 10.
On its part Google says, that a couple of months back one of its in-house teams had discovered, that its search engine was being used to find copy protected content on the internet. The company maintains, that it had such content removed from its website, no sooner it was found.