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Bing Image Widget Now Offline After Getty Images Lawsuit
If you try to access the tool, you will be presented with a notice that the “Image Widget” has been “temporarily removed the beta.” Here is a picture:
Getty Imaged filed a lawsuit against Microsoft over the feature a couple weeks after it launched, citing “massive infringement.” It seems within 24-hours, Microsoft pulled the feature offline.
For those who have already implemented the embed code on their site, such as we did as a test, it still does seem to work.
A Microsoft spokesperson told Recode.net, “We have temporarily removed the Bing Image Widget beta so we can take time to talk with Getty Images and better understand its concerns.”