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The PicScout Copyright Compliance Team: A Day in the Life

The fight against illegal usage is an ongoing struggle which manifests itself in the everyday work of our Copyright Compliance Team: from their efforts to remunerate image owners and creators, right down to educating infringers about the meaning and importance of copyright. Our Compliance team’s dedication to raising the bar in the twin realms of...

Week 3 of the Software Engineer Training Project: A Participant’s Perspective

The Software Engineer Training Project for 50+ is now in full swing, having recently completed the 3rd of 12-13 sessions. As part of the ongoing coverage of the project, we’d like to share this insight from one of it’s participants: My name is Avi. I am a participant in the Software Engineer Training Programme organised by PicScout,...

The Upgraded PicScout ‘Search by Image’ Tool: licensing images just got easier

  Whilst the birth of the internet has spawned an increase in copyright infringements on a larger scale than ever before, recent advances in image detection and tracking technology are helping to promote responsible content licensing, and are making it possible to achieve this in a matter of seconds. The PicScout Search by Image Tool...

‘Here’s looking at you, 2015’: a toast to the past year

It’s well known in the business world that the end of the year signals a frenzy of company-wide reports, annual reviews, and action plans for the year ahead based on the results of the previous one. Whilst many businesses dread the approach of a new year because of what this procedure might uncover, at PicScout...

Welcome Aboard to our New Editorial Partners!

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with two more editorial associations making substantial contributions to the media world whose image collections have an industry-wide presence. Our increasing ventures into the editorial sphere, as highlighted by these recent partnerships, reflect our commitment to diversifying our approach to image license protection by applying our capabilities across...

Launching the PicScout Training Project for 50+

At PicScout we’re pretty fanatical about technology, but also about talented people. These two core interests inspired the Software Engineering Training Project for 50+ which we are proud to be launching later today at PicScout HQ. The project, coordinated by Picscout’s own employees, is devised with the intention of providing software engineers over or around...

The state of copyright infringement

Surprisingly, the prevalence of unlawful use of images on the web has not changed that drastically since the day PicScout was first established. Over the last 13 years since our foundation, many great new developments and devices have emerged. From consumer devices such as smart phones, tablets and wearable devices to social media and “mobile”...

PicScout mobile app is live!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the PicScout mobile app. This app enables you to capture an image and search for it against the PicScout Platform for the easy identification of content providers and licensing data. Why? At PicScout we believe that every image should get its credit and this app is one...

PicScout near real-time indexing now live!

2013 has been a tremendously busy year for the PicScout team. Today, we are very pleased to announce that the PicScout Platform has been optimized for near-real time indexing. This means that the images in PicScout Platform will be available through the PicScout services within minutes of submission. This platform upgrade also comes with enhanced...

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