Using thumbnails without permission of the author ruled illegal in the Netherlands

  • By:Ruben Jacobs

The use of thumbnails without the permission of the owner of the copyrights is illegal according to the Court of Amsterdam (ruling).

In this case, the website Bekendnaakt.net placed about 200 nude photos of “Van de L.” online without her permission. The thumbnails linked to third party websites. The judge ruled that it concerned the illegal publication of copyright protected works and ruled in favor of “Van de L.” The total amount of damages granted, is approximately 100.000€.

Enjoy your photos!

The PM team

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