18 September 2017
Reporter: Jenna Lomax

ImageRights announces US Copyright Office integration

Boston-based copyright enforcement service ImageRights International has introduced a dedicated copyright registration service with the US Copyright Office.

The new registration service makes applications faster by auto filling out the required form with error checking technology.

According to ImageRights, the turnaround of the new service is among the fastest on the market, only taking a few weeks on average to receive the registration certificates versus the six to eight months on the office’s official website.

ImageRights says this fast turnaround is due to the accuracy of its applications and the long-standing relationship it has with examiners at the Copyright Office.

After the user has been charged, ImageRights puts the images into a queue to be filed at the Copyright Office. Users then receive a receipt and a confirmation record.

Joe Naylor, president and CEO of ImageRights said: “We strongly believe in photographers and agencies registering their images with the US Copyright Office and wanted to make our service readily available to all.”

He added: “If the USCO form is not submitted the right way or the correct documentation of your work is not kept on file, photographers can be left vulnerable when pursuing an infringement claim. With our services they are 100% protected.”

Last month, ImageRights acquired Image Witness to bolster its “technology leadership position in the fast-growing copyright enforcement services industry”.

The combined systems of ImageRights and Image Witness will allow for actionable image sightings through the ImageRights dashboard, which will then be analysed and sorted. ImageRights will then recommend whether a claim should be pursued through ImageRights license compliance or through a partner law firm.

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