A famous photo Agency accused Google of “piracy”

Известное фотоагентство обвинило Google в "пиратстве"

Getty Images has accused Google of aiding and abetting the pirates

Getty Images has filed an antitrust complaint with the EU Commission.

American photo Agency Getty Images filed a complaint to the Antimonopoly Commission of the European Union against Google, accusing the world’s leading Internet search engine in facilitating the violation of copyright ownership of the photos, according to Time.

According to the statement, the updated Google search by image allows you to access images in high resolution without a site visit Getty Images. This feature, launched in 2013, significantly reduced the attendance of resources of the Agency, the complaint States.

For Getty Images the main source of income is the sale of photos, and unlicensed access to materials causes direct damage to the business of the company. In addition, such access encourages users to unpaid use of images.

The photo Agency claims that he had tried to settle the conflict cGoogle for three years before that. It also published an open letter in which has urged other owners of the rights in the photo to the protection of their rights.

“Getty Images represents more than 200 thousands of photojournalists, content creators and artists from around the world who rely on us to protect their right to compensation for their work,” says Yoko of Miyashita, General counsel Getty Images.

“Google’s behavior affects not only our authors, but of life and livelihood of artists from around the world, both present and future”, – he added.

Earlier also it was reported that the European Commission accuses Google of abuse with Android, and France fined Google for violating the “right to oblivion”.

Getty Images – the American fotoagenstvo, founded in 1995. Today it is one of the world leaders in their field, offering users more than 80 million images.