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September 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Getty sues Microsoft, claims Bing tool leads to “massive infringement”

Update Sept. 8: Microsoft has removed the Bing Image Widget following Getty’s filing of its lawsuit last week. Microsoft issued a statement, saying: “We have temporarily removed the Bing Image Widget beta so we can take time to talk with Getty Images and better understand its concerns.”

From earlier:

Getty Images filed a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that Microsoft’s recently launched Bing Image Widget infringes on, and facilitates the “massive infringement” of, copyrights.

Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft launched about Aug. 22, allows website owners to embed a panel on their sites that displays images brought up using the Bing search engine.

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