COPYTRACK makes image rights research via APIs more comfortable

COPYTRACK releases two free-of-charge interfaces for developers, photographers and picture databases.

Berlin, 14th March 2017. As of now, COPYTRACK provides APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for its service. The portal for image research and image rights clearance allows an unlimited connection to its services. Via the User-API, developers can integrate the services of the Berlin-based business in its web as well as app offers. COPYTRACK thus offers its users access to its technology. Developers may develop their own applications and plug-ins in order to connect to the COPYTRACK services. The Business-API provides an extended interface which grants picture agencies, publishers and news agencies an easy integration of their clients and partners into the developed apps.

“With a number of extensions via different applications it gets easier for right holders to use the COPYTRACK services,” states Stefan Bär, COPYTRACK CTO. Picture agencies, photographers, graphic designers, publishing houses and image data bases from all over the world count among the list of clients of the Berlin-based company. In order to provide an optimized service for the differing demands, the COPYTRACK team developed two interfaces.

The User API is aimed at all developers who would like to integrate the COPYTRACK offer into other services and applications such as  Adobe Lightroom Adobe Photoshop  or  Gimp . Thanks to the new interface, in-house developed connections by clients and their developers can be linked to their existing COPYTRACK accounts. For users such as photographers or graphic designers, images can thus be uploaded one by one or as a bundle from the respective application into “collections”. The search of re-used images then starts automatically. In addition to this,  theAPI enables a fully automated synchronization between various applications and the COPYTRACK account of the user. If COPYTRACK finds duplicates online, they will be indicated in the application directly.

The Business API aims at those publishing houses, picture agencies and picture portals that may integrate the COPYTRACK offer in their own services and applications. Similar to the User-API, the business version optimizes work processes of COPYTRACK partners. Even the partners' clients can profit from this new interface as it allows the creation of their own COPYTRACK account via the partnering portal. Their images and graphics will then be imported directly from the application or the portal of the partner. Duplicate of the images on the internet will be indicated to the users of the partnering portal.

“In addition to our unique image recognition software and our world-wide free service, the new APIs allow us to clearly break away from our competitors,” says Marcus Schmitt, COPYTRACK CEO. “We are looking forward to the feedback and are curious to know in which contexts the APIs will be applied.”

On its developer page  https://www.copytrack.com/developer  COPYTRACK offers comprehensive documentation and provides help for the integration of the interfaces.

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Press Contact COPYTRACK
Andrea Feustel
Rosenthaler Strasse 34/35
10178 Berlin
andrea.feustel@COPYTRACK.com
Tel: +49 - 30 – 809.332.933
Fax: +49 -30 - 809.332.999

About COPYTRACK

COPYTRACK (www.COPYTRACK.com) was founded in 2015 by Marcus Schmitt and now employs around 25 people from legal, IT, customer service and finance. The service is offered to photographers, publishers, picture agencies and e-commerce providers, and includes a risk-free search of the worldwide Internet. Photos uploaded by the users are traced by COPYTRACK with a hit accuracy of 98 percent. The customers define images used without a license and even determine the amount of subsequent fees supported by an automatic license calculator on the portal. COPYTRACK is fully responsible for out-of-court resolutions in 140 countries as well as legal resolutions in the relevant areas of copyright law. If the post-licensing process has been successful, the rights holder receives up to 70 percent of the agreed sum. The search function is free of charge.

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COPYTRACK (www.COPYTRACK.com) wurde 2015 von Marcus Schmitt gegründet und beschäftigt heute rund 25 Mitarbeiter aus den Bereich Legal, IT, Kundenservice und Finance. Der Service richtet sich u.a. an Fotografen, Verlage, Bildagenturen und e-commerce-Anbieter und umfasst eine risikofreie Durchsuchung des weltweiten Internets nach von den Nutzern bei COPYTRACK hochgeladenen Foto- und Grafikdaten mit einer Treffergenauigkeit von 98 Prozent. Die Kunden definieren ohne Lizenz genutzte Bilder und bestimmen selbst die Höhe nachträglicher Gebühren gestützt durch einen automatischen Lizenzrechner auf dem Portal. COPYTRACK übernimmt in voller Verantwortung eine außergerichtliche Lösung in 140 Ländern sowie eine gerichtliche Lösung in den urheberrechtlich relevanten Gebieten. Nur bei erfolgreicher Nachlizensierung erhält der Rechteinhaber bis zu 70 Prozent der vereinbarten Summe. Die reine Suchfunktion ist kostenfrei.

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With a number of extensions via different applications it gets easier for right holders to use the COPYTRACK services.
Stefan Bär, CTO COPYTRACK
In addition to our unique image recognition software and our world-wide free service, the new APIs allow us to clearly break away from our competitors.
Marcus Schmitt, CEO COPYTRACK
We are looking forward to the feedback and are curious to know in which contexts the APIs will be applied.
Marcus Schmitt, CEO COPYTRACK