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Getty Images sues Microsoft over new Bing tool for embedding photos


Thousands of people running small blogs and websites over the years have received threatening letters from for using its professional photos without a license, but now the photo service is going after something a little bigger: Microsoft. filed a lawsuit this week against Microsoft, claiming that its new Bing Image Widget tool constitutes massive infringement of copyrighted images. Image Widget doesnt show just a single image, but naturally one of Gettys roughly 80 million images is bound to show up in an image search. The move was a sort of concession by the company that its impossible to police every corner of the internet for copyright infringement.

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