Last well, the anti-image theft platform Pixsy sent an email to its users prompting them to change their passwords after certain security issues. As it turned out, it wasn’t a phishing scam, it was a legit email from Pixy themselves. After reporting about the issue, DIYP reached out to Pixsy to see what was going on. We have heard back and as it appears, you have nothing to be afraid of. Your data is still safe.
Anti-image theft platform Pixsy has suffered a data breach. Some users have received an email requiring them to change their passwords. While it may look like one of many phishing scams, it’s actually legit. We checked it as well, so if you’re a Pixsy user – you may want to go and change that password!
According to a recent report, as many as 2.5 billion online photos get stolen every day. A new strategic partnership between Flickr and Pixsy aims to reduce this number. Or at least, to help you protect your work and take legal action. The two companies are about to make it easier for photographers to track their images, and if necessary, to take legal action in an effort to preserve the integrity and value of their work.
Copyright and intellectual property law are the foundations of the photography industry and all other creative business.
However, it is shocking how misunderstood (and strangely controversial) copyright and intellectual property law are among photographers and other creative professionals.
What is even worse is the amount of misinformation there is online when it comes to copyright and your intellectual property rights as a creative professional and content creator.
In this article, DIYP sits down for a Q&A session with Pixsy (a global leader in pursuing monetary compensation for copyright infringement on behalf of creative professionals) to answer 20 things photographers must know about copyright and intellectual property law.
It’s no secret. Copyright theft is rife on the Internet. Finding online photo thieves to send DMCA takedown notices and a bill is even a full time job for some people. But what if you want to look for yourself? Well, there are a few services out there, but checking them all individually, manually, can be a very time consuming process.
Now, thanks to PhotoTracker Lite, it just got a whole lot easier to find copies of your images around the web. It’s available as an extension for Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi and Yandex.Browser. Essentially, it gives you a right click context menu that brings up searches in the four most popular reverse image search engines out there.