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Can you use a copyrighted photograph as a thumbnail and not get sued?

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Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Photo Infringement - Fair use with low-resolution thumbnail?

In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Steve Vondran, Esq., discusses a 9th circuit "photo infringement" case where a photographer's copyrighted image was used as a "thumbnail" in low-resolution.  The photographer considered this to be copyright infringement and sued.  Defendant raised the affirmative defense of "fair use."  Who should win?  

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