There is another change too - it now says 'Images may be subject to
copyright' under each image. Fun times...
Personally, I agree with Trey — not getting to get to the actual image for
a better resolution is frustrating.
Program Manager, Engineering
On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Trey Jones <tjo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> I'd recently noticed this change. It does make it harder for people to
> steal images, as the Verge article put right in the headline. Given that
> there are so few websites that encourage the use of pictures—Commons,
> Pixabay, etc.—on net it's probably a good thing. Even on Commons people
> should check out the licensing info and make sure a picture has the license
> they need/expect. So many people assume everything on the internet is public
> domain <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/public_domain>(1) just because it
> is in the public domain(3).
> On the other hand, some sites are so bad about making it hard to find
> images on a page—huge Pinterest collections are like that—that "view image"
> was the only practical way to see a higher resolution version of an image.
> Still, I think having to go to Commons and see the context of the image is
> good for helping people understand copyright and to learn about more
> permissive licenses.
> Trey Jones
> Sr. Software Engineer, Search Platform
> Wikimedia Foundation
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:58 AM, Chris Koerner <ckoer...@wikimedia.org>
>> Preemptive apology for the cross-post
>> I haven't seen this noted anywhere in our community and thought it was
>> worthy of discussion.
>> Google has removed an easily accessible button that would take you
>> directly to the image file in search results. I wonder what impact
>> this may have, if any, on the discovery and use of images hosted on
>> Wikimedia projects (most notably Commons) that appear in these Google
>> search results.
>> See also: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/15/17017864/google-removes-v
>> Hat tip to Quim Gil for sharing.
>> Chris Koerner
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