The ambition of Photochain and Copytrack are heading in the same direction. We want to create a fair image market, where photographers can control their rights, and where image users aren't in constant danger of stealing images.
The BAPLA membership is a major step in developing further our international cooperations.
As a partner of the British association we support the common goals to strengthen, protect and raise awareness of copyright. We are looking forward to putting these goals into action together with the many key partners in the UK.
Our evaluation makes it once again clear that a search for duplicates on the Internet for any kind of photography and for different motives can be useful.
It is very rare that online images may be used for free, and without properly attributing the source.
With a number of extensions via different applications it gets easier for right holders to use the COPYTRACK services.
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.
We are looking forward to the feedback and are curious to know in which contexts the APIs will be applied.
Most of our customers are very surprised where we find their images used illegally.
Image theft exists everywhere. From private people, to bloggers to magazines and companies – image theft occurs in a lot of places. Obviously there are some countries, where the creative property of others is less respected.
Most of our customers are surprised, we show them how many purchasers there are of their photos.
The owners and authors don't receive a cent for their work.
We have a large number of customers to who we could transfer their money within a few days after uploading their pictures. For both photographers and non-professionals, this feels like a fiveer in the lottery - or these days even as a very special Christmas present.