Tech & Science Google will make copyright credits more apparent in image searches

06:42  10 february  2018
06:42  10 february  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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View. Image credit : Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images . Google will do more to highlight copyright attribution for the photos you find, so you'll know whether or not you'd need to pay for a picture.

Nevertheless, many people have written and thanked me for explaining the “problem with Google Images ,” so I’ve opted to leave those How can I legally include a photo in a book, when there is no apparent owner/ copyright holder? Failing that you could do a reverse image search on google .

a close up of a computer keyboard© Provided by Engadget Google has reached a deal to end Getty Images' European complaint over photo copyrights, and it's quite likely that you'll notice the effects. A new agreement between the two will see Google obtain a "multi-year" license for Getty's photos in its products in exchange for reforming its approach to copyright in image search. Google will do more to highlight copyright attribution for the photos you find, so you'll know whether or not you'd need to pay for a picture. It will also pull "view image" links for pictures to reduce the number of direct downloads.

In the European Commission complaint, Getty had accused Google of effectively being a one-stop piracy shop: you could easily download and view copyrighted photos without visiting the host site or understanding the legality of a download. Google has long had an option to filter photos by licensing rights, but that only helps if you already intend to honor image permissions. The changes likely won't stop those determined to grab every image they want, but they may prevent 'casual' downloads from people who may only have a loose understanding of copyright.

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Google Image Search is powerful but it always pays to have a few more options up your browser. Image Credit : Playingwithbrushes. Similar from the Web. Google will make copyright credits more apparent in image - www.engadget.com.

A new agreement between the two will see Google obtain a “multi-year” license for Getty’s photos in its products in exchange for reforming its approach to copyright in image search . Google will do more to highlight copyright attribution for the photos you find

The cost of the deal isn't known. It's no surprise that a deal exists at all, mind you. Google already has its plate full with EU matters, including a shopping-related antitrust fine and tax disputes. The Getty deal gets the copyright complaint out of the way and prevents it from complicating an already complicated situation.

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