As a copyright holder, safeguarding your brand from bad actors is of utmost importance for several reasons:
Copyright protection allows you to take legal action against those who attempt to mimic or imitate your brand's creative elements, preserving its distinctiveness
Copyright protection helps you prevent your brand from being associated with undesirable or harmful materials
Copyright protection safeguards your brand's value by preventing the exploitation or devaluation of its unique creative assets and intellectual property
Bad actors can infringe your copyright using a wide range of deceptive techniques:
Content pirates copy and distribute copyrighted materials, such as videos, music, e-books, or software, without authorization
Misuse of your brand's logos, design elements, or trademarks can dilute your brand identity and confuse customers. Unauthorized third parties may use these elements to create counterfeit products or misleading marketing materials
Unauthorized live streaming or broadcasts of events, sports matches, concerts, or webinars can infringe on copyrights held by event organizers, content creators, or broadcasters
This is how we are able to detect and delete copyright violations:
DETECT & MONITOR
Red Points' Copyright Infringement Protection Software is the top choice for over 1,200 leading brands to protect their online presence. Here's why
Our copyright infringement protection service cast a wide net, ensuring that we identify and address unauthorized content usage, phishing attempts, and deceptive websites across a multitude of platforms and domains.
Red Points provides guaranteed transparency in ROI, allowing you to track the tangible benefits of our copyright infringement protection software
When you choose Red Points, you're entrusting your brand's safety to a team with the knowledge and expertise to outmaneuver even the most sophisticated bad actors.
Detect, validate and remove infringing listings automatically in thousands of marketplaces
Take down fake accounts and posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and more
Find stand-alone sites hurting your brand and take them down with our unique approach
Detect and claim domains using your trademark to divert traffic from your official channels
Ed Rainey, Knockaround
Our services help protect revenue streams by preventing copyright-related issues that can divert potential customers, ensuring your sales and marketing efforts yield optimal results
Pete Fenlon, CATAN STUDIO
Red Points’ Copyright Infringement Protection Software is a strategic choice for executives, as it helps maintain brand integrity, minimize risks, and ensure that the organization’s digital footprint remains a beacon of trust and authenticity
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IT & Cybersecurity teams
Red Points’ Copyright Infringement Protection Software is a vital tool in your arsenal, aiding in the early detection and swift removal of piracy websites and phishing attempts. This proactive approach strengthens overall cybersecurity defenses
Barbara Mora, FILA
Red Points’ Copyright Infringement Protection Software provides marketing teams with comprehensive oversight of their brand’s online presence, increasing trust and engagement by eliminating copyright infringements and online scams while ensuring secure and authentic digital interaction between brands and their customers.
As a leading industry reporter, with over 4.6M enforcements per year in top platforms, we are official partners and have certifications with:
Google's Trusted Copyright Removal program
Youtube-Certified Multi-Channel Network
What is considered a copyright infringement?
According to the US Copyright Office, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.
Copyrights protect the original works of a creator such as written texts, music, images, videos, software codes, and others. If you are a creator, your work is automatically protected by copyright law when you publish it in any form of tangible medium. This copyright infringement protection grants you the exclusive rights to publish, sell, modify, and reproduce your unique work.
How can you protect from copyright infringement?
Red Points’ copyright infringement detection software helps you to shield your creative works from infringers who try to profit from your innovations. The copyright infringement monitoring software covers a broad range of mediums including movies, digital works like software and videogames, prints, streaming, and educational products. Copyright violations are detected and enforced rapidly with bot-powered search and a self-improving system through machine learning. The copyright infringement protection system takes down and reports abuses automatically and around the clock.
How to detect copyright violations
You can detect copyright infringements manually or hire an attorney for legal advice. However, those single-case approaches have disadvantages when dealing with multiple or repeated infringements. Instead, you can work with a pure-play copyright monitoring service company like Red Points that safeguards your intellectual property at scale.
How is a copyright different from a patent and a trademark?
Although all pertain to intellectual property protection, a copyright, a patent, and a trademark protect different types of intellectual property. In sum:
A trademark protects a brand’s name, logo, symbol, or design that distinguishes it from other brands or businesses.
What rights does a copyright extend to me?
A copyright owner has the exclusive right to:
How long does a copyright last?
Generally, the duration of a copyright is the life of the author plus 70 years after his death. If the copyrighted material is created by more than one author, the copyright lasts for 70 years after the last surviving author’s death. For works with anonymous or pseudonymous authors, the duration of the copyright is 95 years from the material’s publication or 120 years from its creation, whichever is shorter.
Can I report copyright infringement?
Copyright infringement is a very serious issue and the good news is that you can report it when necessary. It’s helpful to know how to recognize potential copyright infringements, as well as the steps required to proper copyright infringement protection, so you have the tools needed to protect your work or intellectual property.
If you see content appear online that may be an infringement of your copyright, take action! First, record detailed information about the alleged infringement and gather evidence such as screenshots or web page URLs with timestamps.
Then, depending on the situation and which laws apply, process your complaint with either a takedown notice or a copyright counter-notice.
Finally, if you need support regarding your options to report copyright infringement, Red Points’ Copyright Infringement Detection software can help automate the detection and takedown of copyright infringement to save you time and money.
What do you do if you get copyright infringement?
If you believe your content has been used unlawfully, reach out for legal advice if needed so that you can formulate a well-informed strategy on copyright infringement protection.
You might also want to consider contacting the claimant directly for a civil negotiation; this could be helpful in mitigating potential damages or costs associated with the infringement.
Most importantly, always ensure your content is properly licensed or indicated as being free from any copyright restrictions when uploading online.
Where can you file a case for copyright infringement?
Filing a case for copyright infringement depends on where and to whom the infringement has been committed. Generally speaking, if you are the owner of a copyright and someone is using your work without permission, you can file a claim in federal court.
Depending on where the infringer is located, further steps may need to be taken to ensure that all details of how they used your work illegally are brought to legal attention.
Before filing an infringement lawsuit, consider hiring an attorney who can help you draft the complaint and represent you during litigation. Taking these copyright infringement protection steps will help secure any potential damages or profits resulting from the illegal use of your copyrighted works.