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Walla 11 months ago

6 free tools for tracking down instances of copyright infringement

Here are six completely free online tools and services that can assist in tracking down instances of copyright infringement.

Please note that while these tools can assist in tracking down copyright infringement, it's essential to consult legal professionals or seek advice from copyright organizations to understand the appropriate steps to take in addressing infringements and protecting your intellectual property rights.

Google Image Search

Use the "Search by Image" feature on Google to find instances where your images or visual content may have been used without permission. Simply upload your image or provide the image URL, and Google will search the web for similar or identical matches. Visit Google Image Search

TinEye

TinEye is a reverse image search engine that allows you to upload an image or enter its URL to find other instances of its use online. It helps you discover websites, blogs, or social media platforms that may be using your copyrighted images without authorization. Visit TinEye

Copyscape

Copyscape is a plagiarism detection tool that helps you identify instances of content duplication. It scans the web for text-based content that closely matches your own, allowing you to uncover unauthorized reproductions or unauthorized use of your written work. Visit Copyscape

YouTube Copyright Match

If you create video content, the YouTube Copyright Match tool can help you identify videos on YouTube that contain your copyrighted material. It scans the platform for matches against your uploaded content and allows you to take appropriate action, such as reporting the infringement or issuing takedown requests. Visit YouTube Copyright Match

DMCA.com

DMCA.com offers a range of free services to help protect your content online. They provide a free DMCA takedown service per year, allowing you to submit copyright infringement notices and request the removal of unauthorized content. They also offer a free plagiarism scanner to help you detect instances of content theft. Visit DMCA.com

Copyrighted

At Copyrighted you can register and protect your creatives and works (5 per month in the free version), and then enjoy life-long protection and access to your copyrights and files. You will receive an official certificate for each registered work so you could let people know your content is protected and you are verified by Copyrighted.com to deter potential thieves away. You can also create a compliant DMCA takedown notice using their free attorney-drafted template to protect your copyrighted materials in just a few clicks. You need to send the created takedown notice yourself, but at least your takedown notice looks professional and attorney-drafted. Visit Copyrighted - Visit DMCA Takedown Notice Generator

Note

Please note that while these tools can assist in tracking down copyright infringement, it's essential to consult legal professionals or seek advice from copyright organizations to understand the appropriate steps to take in addressing infringements and protecting your intellectual property rights.

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