Google’s just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright.
Announced on Thursday on Twitter, the company has removed the “view image” button from image search, which will make it trickier to save copyrighted images directly.
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Once a direct link to a high resolution version of your chosen image, the “view image” button was a concern for photographers, publishers and stock image sites alike, as it allowed people to access a high res version of the image without visiting the source site. Read more…
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