In recent weeks, there have been more and more complaints against Google and the new set of complaints comes from Getty Images and concern how the search giant offers images.
Through a complaint lodged by the European Union antitrust commission, Getty Images complained that display high-resolution images in a search through Google Images is a violation of copyright.
The whole case is quite complex but is related to the fact that the process by which Google displays a hi-res image no longer allow Internet users to access the web page that is posted that image.
By default, if the images in question are from Getty Images, a person reaches not to pay a fee for their use.
Given that behind Getty Images, there is a huge community of content generators, but the problem is very real. Trained photographs and news agencies systematically end up losing money due to features introduced by Google a few years ago.
Until that time, any result from a search of images forces you to access the website which first appeared that image.
At the moment, the subject described above has come before a committee of the European Union after more than three years of direct negotiations with the giant of Mountain View that ended without results. Google proposed alternatives were completely eliminate Getty Images library of images in search results or accepting the changes in structure from Google Images. Clearly, Getty Images lawyers were not satisfied.
“Getty Images represents over 200,000 journalists photo, content creators and artists from around the world who rely on us to protect their ability to be rewarded for their work. Google behavior not only negatively affects our contributors, and their life together with decent aspects of artists from around the world, present and future. ” described Yoko Miyashita, the main advocate of Getty Images on the current situation.