April 15, 2011

In this article Jenner & Block Partner Brent Caslin and Associate Kate T. Spelman provide an analysis of SAIF v. Google, in which SAIF, a French protector of content, sought to hold Google liable for displaying SAIF’s copyrighted thumbnail images on Google’s website. The authors discuss the parameters of the copyright dispute regarding display of copyrighted images by internet search engines, outlining the decision by the lower French court to apply the U.S. Copyright Act and discuss the subsequent Paris Court of Appeal decision reversing that application of U.S. law, and applying French law instead.