Leosghost - 3:23 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Leosghost at 3:31 pm (utc) on Oct 8, 2012]
Not in the courts where I live..and in whose jurisdiction most of my images live on the servers..and not in the EU..( specifically Ireland )..where Google claim to be based, when it comes to ( not) paying full taxes in the USA like other USA companies..
Some visitor steals an image from a page of mine in France and puts it on pinterest, the fact that G has the tech and uses it in other ways to know that the image is my copyright, means that they cannot hide behind the "it is only a thumbnail" ruling granted in the USA , to show what they know is stolen, from a jurisdiction which does not take that view about thumbnails..
Where they claim to be based as a company, shifts from continent to continent to tax haven islands, according to where they don't want to pay taxes , but do want to get "bri^^^^^lobbied" for court decisions in their favour..
[edited by: Leosghost at 3:31 pm (utc) on Oct 8, 2012]