March 07, 2015Statement Regarding Alamy's New Contributor Contract Terms

As a supporter and defender of photographers' rights, ImageRights laments the continuing erosion of the rights and protections afforded photographers by their commercial distribution partners. These rights and protections are critical to the livelihoods of photographers individually and to the vitality of the profession and to the arts overall. Yet, perplexingly, the terms of service that their selling agents are forcing upon them (for example, retroactive licensing of infringers, and retention of licensing rights in perpetuity) effectively degrade - not by law but in practice - the copyright status of their works to that of public domain or creative commons works.

January 07, on fixing Image Attribution

"the problem of detecting altered images is already a solved problem. [..], ImageRights and others can all detect images that have been edited, often heavily."

Read the full article on

October 20, 2014Taking Pictures: A Way for Photographers to Protect Their Work

"There’s software that can help photographers keep tabs, and services like ImageRights International"

Read the full article in The New Yorker

August 13, 2014Safeguarding Truth in Photojournalism: Ami Vitale’s Survival Guide

"Copyright infringement claims are expensive. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2013 Annual Report of the Economic Survey, the average cost of a claim through trial ranged from $373,000 to $2.1 million. This gives rise to businesses such as ImageRights International, which provide services to photographers at little or no cost. They file copyright registration, handle infringement claims, discover unlicensed image use and offer legal representation."

Read the full article on

July 21, 2014Bringing Copyright Outlaws to Justice in the Web's Wild West

"I called Joe Naylor, president of a company called ImageRights. After sending him some low-resolution JPEGS, I soon found myself looking at a spreadsheet that listed hundreds of offending URLs and included recommendations on how to proceed with each unlicensed usage."

Read Eric Meola's full article and interview on

May 08, 2014Open Letter To Lightroom - We Need Your Help

"Image Rights will not only assist you in the quarterly and timely registration of all of your image copyrights, but they also have a variety of tools that can discover your images online and recover damages from violations. The company has teams of copyright lawyers all over the world available to represent you at a moments notice."

Read the full letter by Gary Winchester Martin to Adobe Lightroom on

April 26, 2014Getty's move to allow free use of their images online

Getty's move to allow free use of their images online -- what do their actions mean for photographers and their battle to protect their copyright?

Amateur Photographer interviews Joe Naylor, CEO of ImageRights International, and other industry experts

January 24, 2014Playboy Enterprises International / Hearst publishing / Kate Moss

Playboy Enterprises International takes action against Hearst publishing for copyright infringement after Kate Moss shoot appears on Harper's Bazaar website.

Read more on Business Standard

November 22, 2013Haitian earthquake shots

Photographer wins $1.2m copyright infringement case against AFP and Getty Images for stolen Haitian earthquake shots.

Read more on Reuters

July 27, 2012PhotoShelter's Friday Happy Hour: Protecting Photographer Copyrights & More

"What sets ImageRights apart is that they will take on photographers' cases for little or no fee. Joe Naylor, CEO of ImageRights, also strongly suggests that photographers make registering images with the US Copyright Office part of their regular workflow."


July 23, 2012Photographer Ken Kaminesky's Interview with ImageRights CEO Joe Naylor

"One of the best discoveries I made this year while doing my research on copyright, was a company called ImageRights International. I promised that I'd share some strong solutions for photographers who are interested in being proactive about protecting their copyright. ImageRights offers exactly the services that we as photographers need."

Read more on Ken Kaminesky's blog

May 05, 2012David Hoffman,

Copyright in the 21st century - Living in the digital age has meant an unprecedented exploitation of photographs


July 31, 2010Max Silver,

"Not only are the clients notified of unlawful use of their work, they are also provided ImageRights Recovery Service. That offers appropriate ways to take action on the unlicensed use of their work."


July 19,

"ImageRights was designed to help both photographers and illustrators discover the illegal use of their intellectual property on the web."


July 09, 2010PhotoBizCoach Beate

"ImageRights recover revenue from unauthorized use of your images"

Watch on Vimeo

July 02, 2010Jack Howard, Adorama Tech Blog

"ImageRights is a Great New Free Tool for Photographers"

Read more on Adorama Tech Blog

July 01, 2010Michael R. Tomkins, The Image Resource

"ImageRights Inc. has announced an addition to its offerings that helps professional photographers and illustrators protect their copyrighted works at a very affordable price -- free of charge."

Read more on The Image Resource

June 30, 2010Tiffany Joyce,

"This is a FANTASTIC tool to add to your arsenal when trying to protect copyrighted work. Because in addition to finding your infringed work, ImageRights will also help you pursue compensation for the use of your copyrighted material."


June 29,

"ImageRights, a website dedicated to helping photographers discover illegal and unauthorized use of their images, will now offer free programs using their image recognition technology."


June 29, 2010Scott Bourne,

"ImageRights Just Made It Easier To Find Out Who's Using Your Photos Without Your Permission"