SmugMug, Pixsy partner to protect the rights of photographers

SmugMug and Pixsy announced a partnership to provide photographers with Pixsy’s monitoring tools to monitor photos, to prevent and to fight against unlicensed use and copyright infringement.

“Pixsy is the ideal partner for our members to monitor and protect their photo’s copyrights around the globe, and we believe this integration and partnership will put photographers in control of those rights,” says Burke Culligan, VP of Product at Smugmug.

Kain Jones, CEO, Pixsy

“At Pixsy, we believe that the enforcement of legal rights should not be reserved for the few, but accessible to any artist in need of support. Since our inception in 2014, we have kept to this belief, and to date, we have tackled over 100,000 copyright infringement cases across the globe. Each day, we monitor and protect over 100 million images for our 80,000 members,” says Kain Jones, CEO at Pixsy. “Over time we have built and refined a range of services to help equip creatives with the tools to recover lost licensing revenue and damages, including our extensive network of international law partners and integration with the US Copyright Office.”

SmugMug members can now utilize Pixsy’s suite of tools to better protect the value and integrity of their work online. Photos they upload to SmugMug will automatically be synced to Pixsy for monitoring and copyright protection. SmugMug members can enjoy an exclusive benefit plan at Pixsy, which includes:

  • 2,000 images monitored
  • Intuitive dashboards and alerts for new matches
  • 10 takedown notices
  • Unlimited Case Submissions
  • Savings of $234 per year

Founded by photographers in 2014 to fight for the rights of artists and photographers, Pixsy is a legal-tech service for online image protection and copyright enforcement. Actively protecting the images of photographers, agencies, artists, and illustrators, the AI-powered solution has uncovered more than 300 million matches, the company said. Pixsy partners with 26 law firms across the world and has handled 100,000 copyright infringement cases.