Photo Arnold Reinhold
Springer Images’s policy seems to be: If it’s in a Springer Journal, take it, make money with it and don’t make a diligent copyright check. “We have enough money for sporadic complaints if an author doesn’t accepts our thefts”.
According to the first illustration of the Wikipedia article on Copyfraud this can be labelled as Copyfraud although Jason Mazzone may prefer a stricter definition (only falsely claiming copyright for the public domain).
See also the deletion discussion for the mentioned first illustration