Home Forums The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates Copyright Letter, Lawsuit and News How Is Google Not Partially Responsible

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    If I am legally responsible for copyright infringement, should not Google be too since I searched for free images of Brad Pitt? I clearly was not looking to get legal problems when I searched Google for free images. Yet here I am and I can assure you they can pay more than I can.

    J Storm

    There might have been a time when a person could point the finger— at least in part, towards Google. That was back when Google did a poor job of notifying users that the images it displays, even when the users searches for free images, may be subject to copyright.

    However, Google began displaying prominent warnings about possible copyright issues when ever it returned search results that included images. So, do not expect a court to be sympathetic to the idea that Google told you so.

    Furthermore, courts have been very pro-copyright holder when it comes to assuming that an infringer should know that images generally require a license.


    If you can show that the photo of Brad Pitt was distributed by a movie or event promoter, you might not be liable for copyright infringement.

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