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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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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