Leosghost - 8:45 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google didnīt bring the new image search to Germany and probably wonīt do that in the future
I knew ..it is only partially implemented in France ( where I am ) for similar reasons..
But..that does not prevent images that are hosted on French or German servers being shown to non French or German based, searchers when image search is accessed through other countries versions of Google images, such as Google.com or .co.uk etc..
Nor does it stop Google showing images that are owned by French or German companies or individuals, but hosted outside of the EU ( for example in the USA*) in the same way as other images are displayed on image search ( hi-res) at Google.com
* Some hosts such as 1&1 may say they are hosting your site in France or Germany, but actually they may be hosting it from elsewhere..usually the USA..
Some hosts even ask you where you would like it to appear that your site is hosted from for GEO targeting SEO purposes..
I wonder if all the French and German newspapers actually are truly hosted in either France or Germany?