Google Images: Free Game or Copyright Infringement?

Would you lift a shirt from your favourite clothing shop because you’re planning on giving credit to the store for having it in stock? Lifting a copyright image from Google images is an indiscretion of the same kind … even if you add, “Picture credit: Google Images.” First of all, Google does not actually own the image; it merely serves as a portal to display images. Second, the image may well be copyrighted, the property of an artist or photographer who makes their living off the image.

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