SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE -- Image Protect Inc. (IMTL) (imageprotect.com) (“Image Protect” or the “Company”), a global leader in the end-to-end copyright Infringement sector, is proud to unveil its state-of-the-art IPShare system in the form of a fully-interactive demonstration available on the Company’s website, www.imageprotect.com.
Image Protect is inviting all photographers, brands and influencers to take their new IPShare technology for a test share! Please visit ImageProtect.com/ipshare to see a live IPShare image in action. By right-clicking and/or taking a screen grab of the image, you will be guided to share the image as opposed to trying to steal it. This is a game changer in terms of images being viewed and shared across the Internet.
“While this may be frustrating for those simply wanting to copy the image and use it without permission, we want you think about it from the perspective of the image creator,” says Lawrence Adams, Image Protect CEO. “The anonymous user can still make use of the image with our system. And they can do so for free. But they have to do it within the IPShare model, which passes in-image ad revenue rights back to both Image Protect and the original rightsholder of the image itself.”
On the “IPShare” tab of the Company’s website, visitors will find a beautiful photograph (“Skater on Windward Plaza”, Steven Lake, 2016). When any attempt to copy it is made – whether through right-clicking or any form of screen-grabbing software – the embedded functionality in the image is triggered, inviting the user to visit the original posting site or share the image through any available channel, including embedding it in a blog or social media thread.
Any instance of sharing the image will activate the rightsholder’s dashboard, allowing the true owner of the image to track it through all instances. The dashboard also provides analytics, including views and clicks throughout all instances of the image.
The path the image takes through the internet – its footprint – can eventually be monetized by the rightsholder as an in-image advertisement network either by the rightsholder or as an asset for sale to others.
Mr. Adams continued, “This is a win-win situation for all parties involved: the visitor gets use of the image, the rightsholder maintains rights and reaps the value-creation inherent in the image’s footprint, and Image Protect collects a substantial toll along the way.”
The Company is applying this technology to its traditional Copyright model and will launch it in Q1 2019.
Image Protect finds millions of editorial websites using their client’s photos. As an option to the standard DMCA takedown notice, IPShare™ generates a block of code that allows photos to be copied and pasted into any website – similar to code references on sites that embed Youtube or Vimeo content. It’s as simple as copying and pasting the embed code into the user’s website template, i.e., WordPress, Blogger, SquareSpace, Wix, etc. The image is then instantly transformed into an online billboard, containing in-image advertising, hot links, social sharing and dynamic messaging. This is turning the traditional Copyright Infringement model into a cooperative relationship for both parties.
About Image Protect
Image Protect protects and monetizes creative works. By uniting technology with a team of copyright experts, we ensure that content providers preserve the value of their digital assets. Our web application monitors the global Internet to seek and collect evidence for illegally used visual content. Then our legal partners across North America, Europe, and Asia ensure our clients receive appropriate compensation for work used without valid license.
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