Google’s Image Search Attempts to Reduce Copyright Infringement

Following a dispute with Getty Images.

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It seems the issues surrounding copyright infringement grow every day, and with that, come systematic attempts to combat it — like earlier this week when a New York district court officially ruled that embedding Tweets with images could be copyright infringement, putting many major news publications under fire. In another effort to reduce copyright issues this week, Google has added a design tweak to its image search engine, removing the “View Image” and “Search by Image” buttons from its page.

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The adjustment comes as a settlement with Getty Images, after the photo library complained Google’s search engines allowed users and publications to steal images without having to visit Getty’s site. Google further explains its updates in the Tweets below.


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