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EXIF.co uses smart watermarks and more to protect photographers' images

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:07pm

EXIF.co is a new service offering photographers paid photo hosting that automatically applies smart watermarks and other protections to images uploaded to the platform. It aims to allow photographers freedom to embed and share their images on the web while limiting the risk of someone re-using their work without attribution – or flat-out stealing it.

EXIF.co enables customers to share their photos using an embed feature or to share it with others directly via a sharing tool. Anyone who tries to download the photo will be blocked, presented with copyright information, and/or a watermark will be automatically applied to the saved photo, depending on the photographer's preferences.

Users can opt to apply 'smart watermarks' that appear when someone tries to download or screenshot an image, add photo credits, block embeds on websites, enable sharing with websites and track the number of online views each photo receives. The service appears simple to use, requiring customers to first upload their images, then add details to them such as credits. The user sets the permissions they want for each image, then saves it to their account.

You can see it in action below:


The service is free to sign up for, and it is priced on a per-thousand views basis. The rate for 10,000 to 99k views is $0.30 per 1,000 views, the 100k to 499k rate is $0.25 per 1,000 views, the 500K to 999K is $0.20 and the 1m or greater rate is $0.15. For example, EXIF.co says 10,000 views of a photograph will cost the subscriber $3. Individuals who sign up for the beta service will receive 1,000 credits for free.

The company acknowledged in a blog post yesterday that it's service certainly isn't foolproof. It stresses that its goal is to 'add some friction' to protect against casual theft. Would you find a service like this valuable? Let us know in the comments.

Via: PetaPixel

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Primary Wave Acquires Stake in Rough Trade Publishing in $5 Million Funding Deal

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:00pm
Indie music publisher Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired an equity interest in Rough Trade Publishing, the companies announced on Friday. As...
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Clean Bandit Cleans Up On U.K. Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran Still Rules Album Sales

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:58pm
British pop-dance hitmakers Clean Bandit have scored their third U.K. No. 1 with “Symphony” (Atlantic/Warner Music), their collaboration...
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Halsey Reveals 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' Tracklist, Features From Lauren Jauregui, Quavo, Cashmere Cat

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:49pm
Halsey released the track listing for her anticipated second album, hopeless fountain kingdom, on Friday (Apr. 28), revealing that she has...
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Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Pens 'Love Letter to His Legacy': Exclusive

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:48pm
“If you ever lose someone dear to you,never say the words ‘they’re gone’…they’ll come back, yeah.” My...
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Jim Lauderdale Finds Inspiration Across The Pond On Latest CD

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:42pm
Jim Lauderdale recorded his latest project London Southern in a whirlwind of inspiration during a tour [...]
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Electronic Folk Duo Overcoats Open Up About Debut 'Young' LP, Share Two Acoustic Clips: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:42pm
Fast rising electronic-folk duo Overcoats, comprised of best friends Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, feted the release of their debut LP YOUNG, out via...
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Fyre Festival Called Off Amid Island Chaos: Organizers, Bahamas Respond

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:24pm
Organizers of the much-hyped Fyre Festival have thrown in the towel on their three-day, two weekend event in the Exumas, Bahamas amid reports of an...
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Nikon in legal tussle with ASML and Carl Zeiss over alleged patent infringements

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:18pm

On Monday this week Nikon initiated legal action against the Dutch company ASML Holding NV, which is one of the market leaders in the field of semiconductor lithography machines. Germany's Carl Zeiss AG is ASML's optical supplier. Nikon said both companies were using its lithography technology without permission and that it was seeking damages and to prevent ASML and Zeiss from selling the technology.

Nikon and ASML have contested IP rights for more than fifteen years, as ASML has come to dominate several aspects of the market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment previously divided up primarily between Nikon and Canon.

In first statements both companies called Nikon's legal action unfounded and categorically denied any infringements. A spokesperson for ASML said the company had repeatedly attempted to negotiate an extension of a cross-license agreement with Nikon.

Now ASML and Carl Zeiss have teamed up to counter-sue Nikon and are both filing legal claims against Nikon for the infringement of more than 10 patents. Peter Wennink, ASML President and Chief Executive Officer, said the following in the company's issued statement:

We have no choice but to file these countersuits. We have tried for many years to come to a cross-license agreement that reflects the increased strength of our patent portfolio. Unfortunately, Nikon has never seriously participated in negotiations. Now that Nikon has decided to take this dispute to court, we also have to enforce our patent portfolio, and we will do this as broadly as possible.

Both ASML and Carl Zeiss have issued press releases on the matter. It seems this is a legal dispute that could go on for quite some time, and not the first one involving these three parties either. According to Nikon, ASML and Carl Zeiss paid it $87 million and $58 million respectively in 2004. We'll keep you updated on any future developments.

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Here Are Ja Rule's Most Cringeworthy Fyre Festival Tweets

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:03pm
Look. I love Ja Rule. I saw him totally rock a stage recently. He killed it. He even took his shirt off, and everything about his froggy-throated,...
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Billy Ray Cyrus Has Changed His Name To Just Cyrus

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:57pm
Today is weird. And here’s one more example why: Billy Ray Cyrus -- early-’90s country hitmaker, Mulholland Drive bit-part...
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Lil Wayne Brings Out Russell Westbrook During Oklahoma City Concert

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:42pm
Even though the Oklahoma City Thunder were ousted by the Houston Rockets from the playoffs earlier this week, that isn't stopping Russell...
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President Trump's First 100 Days: Why Early Signs Look Positive for Music Industry

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:30pm
Since Jan. 20, many of those in the music industry have spend a considerable amount of time objecting to, disparaging, and even protesting an...
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Gwen Stefani Pulls Out of Vegas Performance After Rupturing Her Eardrum

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:28pm
Attendees of the Keep Memory Alive: Power of Love Gala were surprised Thursday night (Apr. 27) after being informed that Gwen Stefani would be...
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Martin Garrix's STMPD RCRDS Debuts Funky New Duo Crash Land: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:25pm
Crash Land is the latest signee to Martin Garrix' STMPD RCRDS, and the anonymous duo introduces itself with a self-titled single that'll have...
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Trump at 100 Days: How Each Late-Night Host Has Covered (and Mocked) the President

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:23pm
The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you...
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5 Questions: Sony/ATV's Guy Henderson on Closing the Value Gap & Why China Is on the 'Cusp of Something Big'

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:11pm
Recently promoted to Sony/ATV President International, Guy Henderson oversees all of the publishing giant's operations and sub-publishers outside...
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Cannes: Dionne Warwick Documentary Set to Hit Market

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:01pm
Could it be second time lucky for Dionne Warwick in Cannes? A year after the iconic singer held a press conference at the festival to announce a new...
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Hey Violet's 'Break My Heart' Wins Musical.ly's #NextWaveApril

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:00pm
Los Angeles rock band Hey Violet is the winner of Musical.ly’s #NextWaveApril with their song "Break My Heart." The social-networking...
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Total Ape Relives LA Celebrity Robberies in 'More' Video: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:53pm
Remember a few years ago when a group of teenage girls in Los Angeles kept breaking into celebrities' homes to steal their valuables? They were...
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