Google Image Search Moves Usage Rights To Main Filters

Jan 14, 2014 • 8:33 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Matt Cutts of Google tweeted that Google added a special feature to image search based on Lawrence Lessig's request. The thing is, the feature has been available since 2009, Google just moved it up in a more prominent area.

Now, when you search in Google Image search, part of the "search tools" are the usage rights. Here is a picture:

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It is nice to have up in front but you can't always trust these filters, the usage rights may be wrong, changed or the site the image Google indexed may have stolen it. So be careful using this feature.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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TheeDesign Studio

01/14/2014 01:54 pm

We love to see this. We've been using Bing's image search for awhile now, since it tends to be much more simpler to look for commercial items but we may switch back to Google now.

Alexander Hemedinger

01/14/2014 02:53 pm

I like this. This helps out a lot if we question whether were allowed to use the images or not with/without permission. Glad they moved it up to see it more prominently.

Martijn Oud

01/14/2014 08:01 pm

Good idea, I hated having to go advanced search -- now I will actually use this functionality. I'm wondering though, is this the request Matt is referring to

Tamal Dey

01/15/2014 04:31 am

This will help remove lots of concussion using any inage :p

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