From day one, the purpose of Copyright Agent has been to safeguard and salute originality. Our agency emerged from a deep-rooted respect for people - writers, photographers, and creators of all kinds - who have the talent and courage to be original.
Without recognizing and rightfully rewarding the work of original thinkers and doers, the world becomes dull and uninspiring. Unauthorized use – intentional or not – disturbs the ecosystem of originality. Creativity does not feed on inspiration alone. It takes time to be creative and time is money; no money, no time, no creativity.
Copyright Agent is here to ensure that producing original work is always time well spent and always worth the effort. But we are also here to encourage and educate: educate on how to avoid unauthorized use and encourage
Copyright Agent is an invaluable partner for all creatives that produce original content. We ensure that copyrighted works are published safely online and with peace of mind from the author.
We help to provide an overview of who has the right to use the works and participate in educating the market and handle the cases that arise if the works are used without a license.
You received a letter from us because we have documented proof that copyright-infringing content has been published without a license from the owner, on a website you are responsible for. Read more about it here.
All image material and all commercial text are, as a rule, covered by copyright law. Any use of others' content requires prior agreement with the copyright owner.
Also, it is your duty to investigate the copyright licensing on any image material you use. You must conduct this investigation before publishing the content, to ensure its publication does not violate or infringe the copyright owner’s rights.
Therefore, before any publication takes place, a valid license must always be acquired for material covered by copyright law.
If there is no proper, and valid, license for the material, it is a breach of copyright law. In these cases, Copyright Agent makes claims for improper use, on behalf of our clients.
When we detect an infringement through either of our tools and services, a case is created and made visible to you as a user of the Copyright Agent application. In the app, you can approve and reject cases (or let us handle them altogether).
When a case is approved by you, a rights manager is assigned to the case. The rights manager will handle all communication with the counterparty. Your involvement is not required to run the case.
We take pride in treating all counterparties with respect and decency and always approach people with the best intentions and explain to them that we exist to protect the original creators' work.
Our compensation claims are calculated in relation to the relevant national laws regarding Copyright as well as market standards for what is considered 'reasonable' compensation.
The documents sent with our claims provide specific law references for your records. If you require further explanation, please contact your case manager directly who will be happy to explain the breakdown of our claims in more detail.