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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2009, 10:05 »
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I'm not blaming Google, I'm blaming the mother, who hasn't yet deleted the image from where the Czech guy took it - this is what I find amazing! 

Anyway, I think Google could be more careful by adding some line in the results page or even in the search page warning that images may be not free to download and use, even for personal use (although we know the latter is almost impossible to control).


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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2009, 10:13 »
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Anyway, I think Google could be more careful by adding some line in the results page or even in the search page warning that images may be not free to download and use, even for personal use (although we know the latter is almost impossible to control).


They have always had a statement that warns the image may be subject to copyright, or something to that effect.

« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2009, 12:44 »
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You're right, Whatalife, I tried it now and see it.  It's not on the results page, but on the page when we click on one result.  However, it could be more noticeable, especially as people will probably pay more attention to the lower part of the frame, not on the upper part with the thumbnail.  It's for their own protection, because one of these days someone may sue them (what, in the present case, is more tempting than suing someone in the Czech Republic!)

« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2009, 23:41 »
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If the profile on the social network site is private, no way the Google bots can address the full-size picture. It's gone now but you can fine some other "happy families" unwatermarked on Google images, and as Tineye shows, it's a stock image.


Hmm, but who really needs un-watermarked? :)

http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/search/label/watermarks

« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009, 17:28 »
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It isn't clear how the image was found by the infractor, but possibly the same way. 

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/20247430/detail.html

« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2009, 00:27 »
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the owner is going to write an apology .. HA .. "I didn't know it was wrong" doesn't work in a court of law. The fact that it was used in a store front is getting into the realm of .. her image was responsible for encouraging every single customer who walked into that store front and spent money from the moment the image was displayed until it was removed. If she was smart she would have taken advantage of the media attention .. retained a lawyer who would have then required the store owner to show their profits between date A & B to the courts .. and file suit that 100% of those total profits were to be paid to the woman in missouri. Cha Ching .. why can't stupid crap like this happen to me?

« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2009, 05:33 »
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It's a bit more complicate because it happened in another country.  The lady in USA would have to hire a lawyer in Czech republic.  She would have to incur in some advanced expenses, hoping that the lawyer she got was good and would win, and that the company would have enough income to pay her.  Do you really believe this would be "profitable"?

« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2009, 21:13 »
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It is not some shady country... And she could get a lawyer to pick the case (that is quite blatant) to work for a % of damages.  I bet that they could have got something more than an "apology e-mail"


 

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