Getty Images has filed a complaint in the E.U. over what is says is Google Image Search enabling image piracy

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Getty Images has decided to take its complaint to the E.U. over what it says is Google Image Search making it easier for image piracy. Since Google Image search was upgraded its users can easily view and download full images, not just thumbnail images.

I would guess that Getty Images decided that the E.U. has bigger teeth and deeper pockets than if it took its complaint straight to Google and via a court. Perhaps the image, pay-up-or else letters were being ignored by Google. ;)

https://www.webmasterworld.com/goog/4802347.htm