How to monitor and protect against unauthorised image use?
August 12, 2011 1:21 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend any services that protect and/or monitor original images online from unauthorised or unlicensed use?
posted by LongDrive to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As part of expanding our business, we are embarking on a project that will be displaying a large number of images of original creative content online, and I am looking for some sort of service or system that will allow us to track unauthorised use.
The closest I have seen is Picscout's Imagetracker
, which was recently bought by Getty. They have a service which essentially is what I am looking for in terms of using spiders to track any unauthorised use of registered images, however they only deal with a minimum of 30,000 images, which is far over the limit of what we are starting out with, so I am trying to find a comparable alternative solution.
Obviously watermarking is an option, but I would prefer a more elegant and advanced solution if it exists. Does anyone know if such a service exists in any form?