December 01, 2015ImageRights December Newsletter

December 1, 2015- Highlights

This month we are featuring an article written by one of our photographers, Don Komarechka, about his experience with creating a unique photography experience, and how popularity leads to infringement.

We are also proud to announce our new partnership with Pixelrights. Pixelrights is a photographer owned, run and home-grown British company that allows photographers to earn, learn, teach, share, and collaborate by building beautiful online portfolios.

Don't forget to join us for our first Copyright Night with APA NY! Details below!

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December 01, 2015"Capturing Unique Images Today is Becoming Increasingly Challenging"-Don Komarechka

This month's newsletter features an article written by one of our photographers, Don Komarechka, about his experience with creating a unique photography experience, and how popularity leads to infringement.

View full article here

Click here to see Don Komarechka's book, Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes.

To see more of Don's portfolio of inspiring work, visit

November 17, 2015WPPI/Rangefinder: Copyright Infringement? ImageRights International to the Rescue! [Tech Tuesday]

Copyright registration is generally a relatively straightforward task but ImageRights International, Inc. just made the process so easy with its new plug-in for Lightroom that there’s no excuse not to register your images.

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November 16, 2015PDN: New ImageRights Plugin Brings Copyright Registration to Lightroom

In PDN's October issue, we showed you how photographer Michael Grecco incorporates copyright registration into his workflow.

Now, a new plugin for Lightroom promises to streamline the process a bit by bringing copyright registration into Adobe’s popular image management tool.

View full article here.

November 16, 2015DIY Photography: Register your photos with the US Copyright Office Directly from Lightroom with ImageRights Plugin

See DIY Photography's article reviewing our plugin for Adobe Lightroom, highlighting the copyright registration information sync to your images metadata!

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Kishore Sawh of SLR Lounge expounds on the benefits of ImageRights against copyright infringement and the new ImageRights Plugin for Adobe Lightroom. View the full article here.

November 03, 2015Who Owns A Photo? The Copyright of a Photograph -- Edmond Terakopian

Edmond Terakopian highlights how the partnership between ImageRights and Pixelrights can unprecedentedly service protecting your copyrights. See full article here

November 03, 2015ImageRights November Newsletter

Updates on what's new with ImageRights. Click here to check out our new plugin and partnerships!

October 23, 2015ImageRights Bridges Adobe Lightroom with US Copyright Office through Its New Lightroom Plug-in

Pro Photographers Can Now Register Their Photos with the USCO Directly from Adobe Lightroom.

View the Press Release

October 22, 2015With ImageRights, You Can Now Legally Copyright Your Photos Out Of Lightroom

Resource Magazine reviews ImageRights Adobe Lightroom plugin, that allows photographers to register their work with the United States Copyright Office directly from Adobe Lightroom.

October 16, 2015ImageRights is Headed to the Photo Plus Expo!

ImageRights will be attending the Photo Plus Expo in New York from October 22nd to the 23rd! We will be announcing some very exciting news for all of our ImageRights photographers! Let us know if you are attending!

September 11, 2015Win a Dream Photo Tour of Jordan!

ImageRights is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of Photoshelter's Dream Photo Tour Competition! Submit your best travel photo by September 21st to enter! Click here for full details.

September 02, 2015ImageRights Newsletter

The first ImageRights Newsletter featuring photographer John Annerino, updates on ImageRights, and debunking copyright myths. To view the full version click here.

July 22, 2015ImageRights Unveils Groundbreaking Service for Registering Photographs with the US Copyright Office

ImageRights offers free USCO registration filings to ImageRights photographers

July 14, 2015Copyright For Photographers: What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

Watch this roundtable hosted by RGG EDU with ImageRights CEO Joe Naylor and photographer Peter Coulson, covering the ins and outs of copyright infringement and the services ImageRights provides to protect your work.

Watch the full video here

June 19, 2015The Joy of Other People's Success

"He walked me through all the reasons that all the investors had told him they were passing and we both sort of shook our heads in confusion."

"Thankfully he stuck with it and it's growing and ImageRights is solving a very real, painful problem for a very large, passionate group of customers: professional photographers and publishers."

Read the full post by Dave McLaughlin

June 18, 2015Ignite Your Brand with Juliette Wolf-Robin, Charlotte

As a freelance photographer you wear many hats, including being Chief Marketing Officer. So many balls to juggle. So little time. What you may need is just the right spark to solidify your brand and ignite your business potential.

Every attendee will receive one free on-line copyright registration through ImageRights International - that’s right: you will be able to register your photography with the United States Copyright Office through the ImageRights website, for no charge and with a much easier process than through the government site direct.

Read the full event description on the APA site

April 24, 2015Thievery Loves Company: Fighting Image Copyright Infringement

When stolen images impact your livelihood it’s time to take action, which is exactly what Alex Wild, an insect photographer, Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, and Blogger for Scientific American, did.

Alex has been losing a significant amount of income from different companies using his insect images without permission. He decided to use ImageRights International, an image recovery service that finds, evaluates the merit of your case/s, and partners with lawyers to help photographers, photo agencies, and publishers recuperate money from stolen images.

Read the full article by Adam Crawford, editor of

April 03, 2015So Your Company Has Been Found Using My Photos Without Permission. What Next?

In August I hired ImageRights International, a reputable copyright enforcement agency, to assume the routine handling of commercial infringements of my professional work. There are a lot. Starting in September 2014, companies began receiving letters from ImageRights’ partner law firms seeking to resolve these infringements on my behalf.

Read the full article by Alex Wild on

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.