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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 →




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Lessons learned at MAPPING, on intellectual property and privacy on the Internet

During the first three days of this November, Safe Creative travelled to Prague to attend the Second General Assembly of the MAPPING project. This is a European initiative created to propose alternative solutions to privacy, intellectual property rights, and Internet governance. We wish to thank the event’s organisational team for the chance of participating in these three days of talks and… Read more →




Featured image | Using screenshots as evidence at a trial

Can I use a screenshot as evidence at a trial?

Last month, Google received over 91 million URL removal requests, from copyright holders and organizations who represent them. This number has been increasing month by month: Since there’s an increasing number of people who decide to take action and claim their copyrights when their works are being misused online, it makes sense that more tools should appear to facilitate making… Read more →




What's Fair Use? | Doug Walker Nostalgia Critic Video #WTFU

What’s “Fair Use” and what’s going on at YouTube?

This week, from February 22nd to the 28th, we celebrate the Fair Use Week. And it arrives just in time. Since last week, all YouTube has been talking about this subject, claiming the rights of certain Youtubers to use fragments from movies, video games, etc., in their own videos. For further information, follow the hashtag #WTFU (Where’s the Fair Use?) on social… Read more →