American photo Agency Getty Images, which owns one of the world’s largest image banks, has accused the search engine Google to promote piracy. About this newspaper the Financial Times.
Getty Images believes that Google displays in a search engine those image photo Agency that accesses the web site for a fee.
Getty claims that the search engine is abusing market dominance to promote its own commercial services, issuing in search results Agency owned by the photos in high resolution and in large format. Until 2013, Google has given their search engine in a smaller resolution, utverzhaet Getty.
Google representatives refused to specifically comment on the case, but, in a broader sense deny that the company has breached any antitrust rules.
The main house counsel for Getty Yoko of Miyashita, in turn, said that the actions Google takes customers from the company website, where they have to buy image. She explained that it “turns users into accidental pirates”.
According to the publication, Agency officials intend to file on Wednesday a formal complaint to the European Commission on competition issues.
A week ago, the European Commission (EC) acknowledged that Google and its “parent” Corporation Alphabet restricted competition on the market of mobile operating systems. The EC found that Google, in particular, demanded from manufacturers of mobile devices to be installed on the gadgets with Android OS, Google search and “default” to make it a major even in the presence of alternative services. In this regard, the company could face a fine of $7.4 billion
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