Google Images Takes on Copyright Issues
Google has announced a few changes to its “Images” search feature via Twitter after settling with Getty Images over a matter of alleged copyright infringement. In an effort to stop Google users from saving and reusing photos from search results that they do not own, the company is trying to link photos with websites, among other changes. Now, instead of allowing users to click the “view image” button, which brings the picture into a separate page that only has the picture, users will have to use the “visit” button to see it larger on the website it was originated on.
Some of the other changes include removing the “search by image” button. However, Google tweeted that users will still be able to reverse search an image through the search bar of Google Images. It seems as though there are still many loopholes for those who truly want to go out of their way and copyright an image. Google has also included indicators when an image someone opens is copyrighted and owned by another party.
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