Getty submits anti-trust claim against Google for scraping
29th April 2016
International photo agency and NMC member, Getty Images has said it filed an anti-trust complaint against Google (April 27) for using content generated by image owners and image licensee’s to promote its own services. Google is being accused of abusing its dominance of image searches to drastically change the way it presents photographs online. Since January 2013, images which would only appear as low-resolution thumbnails, are displayed in high resolution and large format.
The Getty action bringing to the attention of the European Commission what it says is content 'scraping' by Google, follows anti-trust charges against Google for using its dominance of web search to promote its own shopping services and for abusing its dominance of the Android mobile operating system to unfairly promote Google.
According to Yoko Miyashita, Getty’s general counsel, Google’s practices divert customers away from Getty’s paid-for website and promote widespread copyright infringement ... Read More