Leosghost - 3:13 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Leosghost at 3:22 pm (utc) on Oct 8, 2012]
If stealing the image from the original creator can be done by any visitor who uses "print screen", and has an account in a crowd sourced scraper like pinterest,( or any other scraper ) all G has to do is link to pinterest ( or any other scraper ) and say that they "found" it on the web ..
Then think of a catchy name like "carousel" to use to show loads of those "found images" as a part of "knowledge graph"..and they'd have "plausible deniability"..they'd just avoid doing it with images that they know originally were scraped from/come from Getty etc..
But Google would never do such as larcenous, duplicitous thing like that ..oh ..wait ..
[edited by: Leosghost at 3:22 pm (utc) on Oct 8, 2012]