Google recently launched a new feature in which the images can now be filtered to show photos only with licensing information. Google images came in collaboration with Shutterstock’s, a New York-based stock photography company, Google has launched a new feature which is ‘licensable’ badge for the photos which will appear in the images section when you use the search engine.
Shutterstock’s VP of Content Operations, Paul Brennan said “Google Images new features help both image creators and image consumers by bringing visibility to how creators’ content can be licensed properly.” Whenever a user clicks on any of the photos which appear with a licensable badge, they will be provided with credit/copyright/creator information and other license details of the image. The user has the link from where they can learn how the image can be licensed and can it be used.
Brennan then said, “We are pleased to have worked closely with Google on this feature, by advocating for protections that result in fair compensation for our global community of over 1 million contributors. In developing this feature, Google has clearly demonstrated its commitment to supporting the content creation ecosystem.”
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This licensable badge entered the beta testing in February 2020 and is now desegregated into Google images. Google said, “[W]ith a seemingly infinite number of images online, finding the right image to use, and knowing how to use that image responsibly, isn’t always a simple task.”
Along with the new Licensable badge, the search results can also be clarified to show only the photos which have licensing information. The Usage Rights collapse menu has been decided into ‘Creative Commons licenses’ and ‘Commercial and other licenses.’
All the photos which are there in the Creative Commons license (CC license) can be shared and can be used by the public, anywhere. A Creative Commons license work is the free distribution or else it is said to be copyrighted work. While the photos which appear under the ‘ Commercial and other licenses’ cannot be used anywhere. These new features will knock down the misuse of photographs on the web.