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brotherhood_of_LAN - 5:40 am on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Displaying copyrighted images is neither here or there tbh
Spoken like someone who does not make their living from creating copyright images, graphics and designs
With respect, I was referring to the idea that their knowledge graph and displayed images are not connected, and so it isn't relevant to the discussion... rather than blatantly disregarding any intellectual property rights.
They may be able to show relevant images but I would assume that it could not pick the Eiffel tower out of a photo, and even if it could, it would not be able to discern constituent 'parts' of it, like the facets of the graph. That's not to say it's impossible, I'm just saying the images are not connected to the graph.
They even asked the UK government
I'm sure plenty more could be said about their intent, I try to ignore it and just think of the user experience. Until Google are legally obliged to change their SERPs, they remain there for the user.
btw images aside, has their been any knowledge graph instances that can't be found here? [freebase.com] ... all of which can be downloaded and used as you see fit.