indyank - 11:09 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
No image actually is credited in any way with the website it originates from, nor is it linked to an "originating website"..G just shows them, as if the images "belonged" to the plex..
I tested what you said with "Paris" as example and reproduce the same sequence that you explained. I think that consider thumbnails to be their own content, though they are generated from copyrighted content of another third party site.
"Images may be subject to copyright." ( but inspite of it being "copyright", G has so far used it three times, and I'm still not actually at the site they took it from )
that is basically a message for anyone else who dares to copy that image and used it on their site, while they consider themselves to be an exception to any of the copyright acts in this world. It is probably because they are doing something that is "very innovative" and as part of the "natural progression" that people would like to see in search engines...Gods becomes thieves but still want people to worship them as gods without any objection...