Leosghost - 12:14 pm on Sep 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
How? each image I see always links back to the source website.
When I made that search in August..the image linked back to the site where Google "found it"..but that site had taken it without permission from another ( in that particular case from the Louvre website ) that is the problem..Google is taking some images from scrapers..
We're talking SEs directly using images here so they won't be cropping or tossing meta data or any of that nonsense. Those are fine arguments when 3rd party scrapers are involved. not really applicable to SEs, let's keep on topic.
But 3rd party scrapers are involved..in precisely that search I made in August ..
As long as the scraper that Google gets it's images from crops out the watermark, removes the meta data etc..then Google can say they are in the clear and merely "found " the image..
If they were only using wikipedia images, or images from sources which they know positively to be copyright free, and taking them directly from those copyright free image sites ..( the problem being anyone can scrape anyone else's images via screen capture, and then use them on their own site and say that they are now "copyright free", that happens all the time ).. I personally, and many other image creators would be fine with this "carousel"..