Photo Ukrinform – UATV
According to the photo-enthusiast’s blog PetaPixel, Google will from now on delete the “View Image” cursor whenever it violates copyright. This means that depending on the picture, users will not necessarily be allowed access to full size high-resolution images, let alone download them.
The search engine will also display various alerts containing information about the author, or the copyright owner of the image. Even though it still remains easy for internet surfers to access these images and download them to their devices, this is doomed to change shortly.
This news come after Google coordinated its efforts with the American photo agency Getty Images to protect and strengthen copyrights.
Getty Images agency welcomed the news and “believes that close cooperation with Google will protect the copyright of photographers and other artists who expect a better protection to save their money, and their work.”