The theft of images online is as easy as a screen capture or make click with the right button, but Flickr now alert you to the photographers if their image was copied, or used without your authorization. Flickr announced a partnership with Pixsy, a system that alerts you to the photographers about the possible theft of images online.
“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Pixsy, a service of legal technology and image monitoring, which helps photographers find and fight the theft of images”, notes Flicker in a press release. “The search technology of reverse image of Pixsy and A. I. monitor and protect your work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can control where and how to use your photos on the web. Pixsy also provides you with the tools to tackle any unauthorized use of your images in different ways.”
While the platform for the exchange of images, Flickr is very well known in the community of photographers, Pixsy is a newcomer to this space. Established in 2014, Pixsy is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to crawl the web in search of replicas of an image. When you discover, Pixsy alert the original photographer of the possible theft.
With the integration, now photographers can link their accounts basic Flickr account Pixsy to track. The subscribers of Flickr Pro can track up to 1,000 images without a separate subscription of Pixsy, and will also have access to ten notices of removal of stolen images by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, with presentations unlimited cases, all included in the membership of Flickr.
“We want our photographers will feel comfortable sharing their work online. That is why we offer controls clear to the privacy and the rights of the author, and we stand by our photographers to enforce their rights in the event of a theft,” said Andrew Stadlen, vice president of products Flickr. “Partnering with a company like Pixsy have a lot of sense for our community, and helps us fulfill what we believe is a fundamental value for Flickr”.
HOW DOES PIXSY?
The algorithms of Pixsy through the whole web and work to recognize the photos in your database, creating an alert system each time it detects a possible theft. The tool also allows photographers to include when authorizing the legal use of any image, to avoid receiving alerts if the use was previously authorized.
Pixsy also offers services for photographers to find their photos stolen published in any other place, including resources, for notices of removal, and information about the Registration of Copyright in the united States. The service also has a list of 26 law firms that have associated work with photographers on a basis of “if you don’t win,no charge”, so that creative artists have nothing to lose.
Although Pixsy has only existed since the year 2014, the company says that the platform has found around 70,000 cases of copyright infringement. The platform currently has more than 38 million images that they are using the tracking system.
As we explained, the follow-up of up to 1,000 images are included with a subscription to Flickr Pro. Free users of Flickr, or the subscriber Pro that wish to track more than 1,000 images can be linked to a separate account of Pixsy. This service offers different options: a free account to track up to 500 images, a personal account for 2,000 images at a cost of $19 dollars per month, a bill advanced to perform the follow-up of up to 30,000 images for $39 dollars a month, and a professional account for up to 100,000 images monitored, for $89 dollars a month.
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