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Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:54 pm
by gjesdal
I've been using a company (pixsy.com) the last couple of years that can scan my photos on Flickr and a few other sites and then do a web search to see if these are used on other sites. I've only used the free version for now, but I am is considering upgrading (so they'll keep a watch over more photos) if CAS was one of those sites they could monitor.

Have you considered reaching out to this or similar companies?

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:41 pm
by tomoswald
It’s actually on our roadmap to build one on CAS, the image recognition technology coming in soon is the first stage of that

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:36 pm
by gjesdal
tomoswald wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:41 pm
It’s actually on our roadmap to build one on CAS, the image recognition technology coming in soon is the first stage of that
That sounds amazing!

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
by tomoswald
That’s my plan

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:24 pm
by petermillar
Yeah, I remember this being one of the very first USPs of Clickasnap - the idea of a built-in reverse image search.

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:49 am
by emilylestune_
No I haven't been out to reach with similar companies.

Re: Dealing with stolen photos

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:36 am
by wildcard
I've had a full membership of Pixsy for some time and it is quite staggering how many unauthorised uses of images are out there.

It is certainly very good at finding them but the biggest problem is in the policing of them. Pixsy have their own legal teams to follow things up for you but in every case I have attempted to deal with they have been unable to proceed for a variety of reasons.

Usually it is because the website owner cannot be traced or they are outside the legal jurisdiction of Pixsy.

I get the membership free with the Guild of Photographers and it is interesting to keep an eye on things but ultimately not much use. I wouldn't pay for it.

I would be interested to see what Clickasnap's proposal is for this.