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2008-11-07 00:00:10

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501) announced today that a ranking feature to search by drawing was released for its similar image search engine GazoPa. Search by drawing is one of the most popular features at GazoPa. Users can search for similar pictures, photos and video thumbnails by their drawings. The new 'Ranking' feature enables users to unlock its drawings to public so that other users can rate them. Other users rate not quality of drawings but quality of its search results....

2008-10-15 00:00:08

A German court ruled Tuesday Google must get permission from the owner or creator of an art work before displaying it. An artist and a photographer sued Google, objecting to the company's display of thumbnail reproductions of their work, Deutsche Welle reported. The court in Hamburg found the thumbnails are reproductions. "It doesn't matter that thumbnails are much smaller than original pictures and are displayed in a lower resolution," the court said. Google plans to appeal. Kay...

2006-02-22 14:00:28

By Robert MacMillan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc.'s image search service violates the copyrights of adult magazine and Web publisher Perfect 10 Inc. by displaying thumbnail-sized photographs, a federal judge has ruled. However, Google is likely not responsible for displaying the underlying images from Perfect 10's Web site, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said in a ruling last week that was made public on Tuesday. The order could...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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