By creatives. For creatives.

We know how frustrating dealing with image theft can be. We are with you every step of the way.

What is Pixsy?

Pixsy is an online platform for creatives and image owners to discover where and how their images are being used online.
Founded in 2014 by Daniel Foster, a photographer who was battling the problem of online image theft.
Pixsy provides a powerful suite of tools and services to tackle the unauthorized use of images.
Case Resolution Services for licensing and legal resolution around the world.
Global and growing network of 25 expert legal partners and law firms.
Investment and support from leading North American & European investors and partners.

How Pixsy Came To Be

After finding his own work stolen online, photographer and entrepreneur Daniel Foster was frustrated at the difficulty he faced in resolving the issue. Beyond the amount of time it takes to search for unauthorized use, few resources are available to help artists when their work is stolen, especially outside their own countries.

Daniel teamed up with Torsten Rüter and Kain Jones to create a service that automatically detects image theft and gives creatives access to powerful legal resources so they can do something about it.  Now, through our network of leading specialist law firms, Pixsy has helped more than 75,000 photographers, illustrators agencies, and artists uncover and handled over 100,000 copyright infringement claims around the world.  

Many of us at Pixsy are artists ourselves. We know what it feels like to discover your work stolen and understand the special challenges creatives face. As a “By Creatives, For Creatives” company, our mission is simple: to fight for the rights of artists. 

Our Mission

We fight for the rights of artists.

Our mission is to empower creatives around the world to be in control of how, where and when their work is used. We provide a suite of tools and services to find, manage and resolve cases of unauthorized use. Pixsy ensures easy, low-risk access to legal support and compensation. We take complicated copyright and intellectual property law and make it easy and accessible to everyone.

Our Management Team

Kain Jones



With a background in arts, law, and business, Kain leads the team at Pixsy on the collective mission. He brings his years of experience from working in Australia and Europe to drive Pixsy forward with new products, features, and into new markets. Kain is driven to make copyright enforcement accessible, affordable and uncomplicated for creatives worldwide.

Torsten Rüter



Torsten wrote the first line of Pixsy code in 2014 and has enjoyed developing the project ever since. Before joining Pixsy, he was working with European startups in the areas of on-demand video, 3D and visualization. He enjoys exploring and creating smart tech solutions to the problems that creatives face every day.

Barbara Konecny

Head of Case Management


Barbara has been building Pixsy’s case management infrastructure since 2015. She found Pixsy when confronted with her own images being stolen and now uses her prowess in IP law to find solutions to complex copyright problems. Barbara works with an extensive legal network and has overseen over 100,000 cases of image theft.

Our History



  • Brian McCarty, a photographer and Pixsy user, found that his picture was picked up by ISIS and used in their propaganda. The story received international press attention

  • Law Firm partnership & legal resolution is launched


    • The number of Pixsy users grows to over 15,000 users

    • Pixsy now enforcing cases in 11 countries

    • 85,000,000 image matches uncovered

    • The “Pixsy Takedown” tool is introduced, allowing users to send legally binding takedowns with a single click


  • 35,000 members in our creative community from 72+ countries

  • 26 partner law firms across the globe

  • Thousands of new cases submitted each month to “Resolve”

  • 25,000,000 photos protected with our “Find” platform

  • 160,000,000 image matches uncovered from across the web


Version 2.0 of the Pixsy Web-app launched

Global takedown product launched, legally binding in 35 international jurisdictions and 15 languages

Over 55,000 cases of copyright infringement processed globally


Over 85,000 cases of copyright infringement managed globally

Flickr & Pixsy announce a strategic partnership to fight image theft

Pixsy acquires blockchain-based copyright platform

Partnership with Cherrydeck to protect photographers on Instagram

Integration with the US Copyright Office to offer copyright registrations from inside the Pixsy app

Award Winner: Best Online Image Protection Platform


100,000th case of copyright infringement handled

Partnership with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Our Partners

🎉 AWARD: Pixsy named the “Best Online Image Protection Platform” in the Technology Elite AwardsRead More