On the Google-Getty agreement

CEPIC has received with interest the news about a cooperation agreement which has been reached between Getty Images and Google Inc., two leaders in their respective field.

While we can see in this move some positive aspects as it may induce some changes in the Google Image Search working methodology, which can be interpreted as an acknowledgment of image rights, we still see the need for a deeper analysis from an industry perspective.

CEPIC is now more than ever committed to pursue its goal and continue to defend its EU antitrust complaint submitted in 2013 to the European Commission and endorsed by a substantial coalition to ensure that all its members get a fair treatment by Google Images because what is good for a company must be good for the whole industry.

Alfonso Gutierrez
CEPIC President

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