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Getty Images files EU complaint against Google Images

Submitted by veraliah on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:19
Getty images, the American stock photo agency, filed on 27 April a complaint with the European Commission for unfair competition against Google. According to Getty, the display through Google Images of full-screen slideshows of high-resolution copyrighted images is hurting its licencing solutions and the works made available; in a statement shared with TIME magazine, Getty argues that with the new way of displaying images, “there is little impetus to view the image on the original source site” and that Google has “also promoted piracy, resulting in widespread copyright infringement, turning users into accidental pirates”.
The European Commission confirmed that it has received the complaint and will assess it; find an article on this issue in TIME magazine here