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Why using certified mail as “copyright registry” is not a good hack

Sending a certified mail to oneself is what some people call “poor man’s copyright”. Truth be told, this system is a combination of both popular beliefs and urban tales. Certified mail doesn’t certify content First of all, there is one big difference to consider when comparing this “hack” to private digital copyright registration services. A certified mail certifies that an… Read more →

How to find an intellectual property infringer, in 10 steps

In these 10 years at Safe Creative, we have witnessed a little bit of everything related to copyrights. When sharing contents online, Safe Creative’s robust digital evidence can give us some peace of mind. But when we finally find an infringement of our copyrights, there’s a new big problem: How to find the (alleged) infringer? Although figuring out the identity… Read more →

Good news to US youtubers who rely on fair use

Last year, Youtubers Ethan and Hila Klein (h3h3Productions) found out they had been sued by another Youtuber, Matt Hosseinzadeh, for using one of his videos on their channel for a video reaction. In the reaction video, which they have re-uploaded to their channel now, they made fun of Hosseinzadeh. His response was suing them for three different charges: copyright infringement,… Read more →

Press Release: Image Protect and Safe Creative Announce New Integration

SAN CEMENTE, CA (Marketwired – Aug 24, 2017) – Image Protect Inc. ( OTC : IMTL ) and Safe Creative, www.safecreative.org, announced an integration between the two copyright protection companies streamlining the tracking of where registered images and illustrations are being used online. “Safe Creative is a sophisticated system for the generation and management ofcopyrights,” said Jonathan Thomas, COO of Image Protect Inc. “We anticipate… Read more →

Discover if someone is using your photos with ImageProtect for free

If you register photos at Safe Creative, you’re in luck- no matter if you’re using a Professional or a Basic Account. ImageProtect, our online image tracking partner, is introducing a fantastic redesign, along with some interesting news. We’ve also reached a new agreement thanks to which all Safe Creative users can try their service for free. A new interface for faster… Read more →

MAPPING Conference on the Future of IPR

Sooner this month, June 2017, we had the privilege of attending the MAPPING Conference on the Future of IPR in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Conference addressed the deficiencies and shortcomings of the current system of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) in the European Union and worldwide. The IP experts attending, from a wide variety of backgrounds, The IP experts attending… Read more →

New certified DMCA takedown notices, finding out when they have been received

Let’s imagine that you find your work is being shared or sold somewhere, online, without your permission. What to do? Firs of all, stay calm. As we always say, the best policy is to refrain from following your first impulse, which may be to send an angry email to the offender. Maybe they misunderstood the work’s license, or they made… Read more →

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In 5 minutes: The European Commission’s new Copyright Directive

Last year, on September 14th, the European Commission proposed a package of modern rules “for European culture to flourish and circulate”. (We encourage you to read the complete press release for more detailed information.) This package of rules is a key part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy (DMSM). We think it is important for you to know… Read more →

If you can’t see the artist’s name, don’t buy on that site

After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and with Christmas coming, your Facebook newsfeed must have been filled with ads for days. This article is aimed at helping you stop impulsive purchases and encourage you to do a little research before paying. Some of the most popular items that we’ve seen on ads these days are (surprise, surprise) jumpers, mugs,… Read more →