HOW THIS WORKS
Digital content is uploaded into ImageProtect’s web-based application, our platform uses proprietary technology to fingerprint and proactively search the web for usage of that image. We crawl the Web for images in HTML5, CSS3, Flash and PDF file formats, matching images even if they have been colorized, cropped or otherwise modified. We monitor all forms of websites including Corporate, E-Commerce, Commercial, Small Business, Auction, Ad Supported, News Conglomerates, Entertainment, Lifestyle and more.
Once an image is found, we inform you on how the image is being used so that you can enforce copyrights when applicable. Unauthorized uses are tracked and authenticated using a strict multi-stage process, involving automated matching and dual human verification, effectively eliminating all false positives. Every website is then traced to determine the Host, Domain Registrar, and/or Site Owner.
After your approval, customizable notices are automatically sent to identified infringers and/or through their hosting company (ISP). The notice contains a settlement offer, a take down notice and details the actual use on the website, title of the copyrighted intellectual property and other specific technology identifiers to confirm the infringement. If a settlement cannot be agreed on, we can then forward the case to our legal partners. Our legal partners will seek judicial intervention of the federal courts. In such event, they will seek all remedies available under the Copyright Act on your behalf. These remedies include injunctive relief, destruction of the Infringing Work, actual damages (including all profits) or an election of statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement.
IMAGE PROTECT collects no up front fees, and we only collect if they recover.