Artists Works 'Borrowed' On Google and Families Aren't Happy
First it was authors with the Google Print program. Now it's artists. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Google may now be alienating some visual artists by allegedly reproducing famous works in drawings on the search giant's home page Update: 04/20 22:05 GMT by B :it's now gone.
Today the family of Joan Miro was upset to discover elements of several works by the Spanish surrealist incorporated into Google's logo. The Artists Rights Society, a group that represents the Miro family and more than 40,000 visual artists and their estates, asked Google to remove the image early Thursday morning.