Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: EU demands Google to remove GSV after 6 months.
- On 27 Feb 2010 at 14:36, Honza Kudr wrote:
> Hi, according this article, I guess, thatWhich makes a huge difference indeed!
> this demand is ONLY for unblurred images!
Looks like Google won't have to double their capacity after all then.
> Google lawyer Peter Fleischer defended the search engine's year-long
> retention period.
> "The need to retain the unblurred images is legitimate and justified - to
> ensure the quality and accuracy of our maps, to improve our ability to
> rectify mistakes in blurring, as well as to use the data we have collected
> to build better maps products for our users," he said.
> "We have publicly committed to a retention period of 12 months from the date
> on which images are published on Street View, and this is the period which
> we will continue to meet globally."
Bjørn K Nilssen - http://bknilssen.no - panoramas and 3D
- As it appeared to me in first round, the EU ruling would result in Google
having to re-shoot already shot locations every 6 months... and that would
have been a funny contradiction to stated goals of the EU: Save the
enivronment, use less energy, reduce the use of fossil fuels etc... yet
pushing Google to drive thousands of cars on every day basis all the time...
and thereby polluting more than needed.
With the clarification, I have much easier time accepting the ruling...
albeit not agreeing with it.
2010/2/27 Bjørn K Nilssen <bk@...>
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> On 27 Feb 2010 at 14:36, Honza Kudr wrote:
> > Hi, according this article, I guess, that
> > this demand is ONLY for unblurred images!
> > eet_View_images_after_6_months
> Which makes a huge difference indeed!
> Looks like Google won't have to double their capacity after all then.