Getty Images files formal complaint against Google

The most important news of last week is undoubtedly Getty Images’s announcement that it had filed an own anti-trust complaint at the European Commission against Google Images.

Getty Images press release is to be found here:

Press Review

The news was largely picked up and by influential media outlets. Full press review is available Getty Images Google complaint – coverage.

What is the new complaint good for?

The European Commission has been very silent on the content scraping issue since evidence was submitted in September 2015.  Hopefully, the new Complaint will force the European Commission to take notice. The getty images complaint include new elements that have emerged since CEPIC lodged its claim in 2013 – 2014.

Useful links on the CEPIC website

As a formal complainant at the EC since 2013, CEPIC has been closely following Google’s related issues for some time. Many resources are therefore available on the public pages of the CEPIC website or in the Login Area of the CEPIC website.

  • On the public page of the CEPIC website, a search engine is available on the right hand site. By selecting a category, you may call all articles on a chosen topic.
  • Notes on meetings with the European Commission are available in the Login Area of the CEPIC site.

 CEPIC has been a member of ICOMP since 2009. On 2016 it has joined FairSearch.