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EU: Google’s latest enemy, photographers, emerges

 |  November 13, 2013

The latest group to stand its ground against Google in the EU has made its mark as a coalition of photographers and photo agencies has reportedly filed a formal complaint to the European Commission regarding Google Images.

Reports say the Center of the Picture Industry, or CEPIC, is accusing Google of exploiting third-party images, using them without the owners’ permission.

The complainants say that practice, which has only gotten worse since Google Image’s redesign earlier this year, fuels online piracy.

According to the complaint, Google Images is abusing its dominant position and is blocking any measures that would control illegal downloading of copyrighted material.

The complaint was filed as the European Commission reviews Google’s second round of concessions offered to end a current antitrust case into allegations that Google abuses its market position in the way it presents search results.

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