As a photographer, understanding the need and the process for copyrighting images can be overwhelming. Binded, the online company formerly known as Blockai, just released a tool that greatly simplifies the photography copyright process for no additional fee.
Binded’s mission is to make creativity the world's greatest asset. As part of that mission, they have set out to make the copyrighting process as simple as possible. With the release of their registration tool, you can now upload your photos to their website and they will handle the process for you, for free. This is infinitely easier than navigating the U.S. Copyright Office’s website and submitting your images for copyright through their system.
Once Binded handles the copyrighting process for you, their website provides a central location online to store all of your copyrights in one place. In addition, they will monitor your copyrighted images, immediately alert you if there are any infringements, and provide you with a list of actions to take to resolve the situation. Future features also include a Lightroom plug-in for easy uploading, as well as possibilities to help photographers make additional money from their copyrighted work.
The U.S Copyright Office charges a $35 copyright fee per image, or $55 for multiple images, with no limit on the amount. Binded will handle this transaction for you with no additional cost, and promises that their platform will always be free.
In today’s digital age, there is always the possibility of a photographer’s work being stolen. This makes Binded’s free copyright service, ease of use, and infringement monitors a tool that is definitely worth looking into.