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Pixsy is an award-winning legal-tech service for online image protection. Pixsy is actively protecting the visual property of more than 200,000 photographers, agencies, artists, illustrators, and media companies. Their pioneering AI-powered software is currently monitoring more than 150 million images. Working with 26 partner law firms to uphold rights, Pixsy has handled 200,000 copyright infringement cases and has recovered millions in lost licensing revenue, helping to safeguard the future of our creative industries.


We fight for the rights of artists.

Pixsy’s mission is to empower creatives around the world to be in control of where and how their work is used online. We provide a suite of tailor-made tools and services to find, manage, and resolve cases of copyright infringement. Pixsy ensures easy access for artists to expert legal advice and support, and recovers lost licensing revenue on their behalf. We take complicated copyright and intellectual property law and make it easy and accessible for everyone.

Key Facts & Figures

Founded in 2014 by creatives, for creatives, to find and fight image theft.

85% of the images uploaded to the web are used without permission or license.

Pixsy monitors more than 150 million images for 200,000+ clients each day online.

Pixsy search technology has found 350 million matches of our client’s images.

Pixsy has handled 200,000 cases of copyright infringement and partners with 26 different law firms internationally.

Named Best Online Image Protection Platform in the Technology Elite Awards 2019.

Named Top 10 Intellectual Property Management Service Companies 2021 in the CIO Magazine Awards.

Global copyright enforcement provider for leading agencies including the New York Times.

Press Releases

08 October 2021

The New York Times Company Selects Pixsy to Monitor Image Copyright Globally

“Protecting the integrity of our journalism, including our powerful and creative photographs, is extremely important to our business. Pixsy has a solid track record of protecting the rights of creators and photographers through their copyright and monitoring tools,” said Michael Greenspon, global head, NYT Licensing & Print Innovation, The New York Times.

31 July 2021

Pixsy Awarded “Top 10 Intellectual Property Management Service Companies 2021” by CIO Magazine

The annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing Intellectual Property Management services and transforming businesses.

08 March 2021

Professional Photographers of America and Pixsy Join Forces to Protect Photographers’ Rights

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Pixsy are partnering to help photographers protect their work from copyright infringement.

26 August 2020

SmugMug and Pixsy partner to protect the rights of photographers

SmugMug and Pixsy today announced a strategic partnership to provide their growing community of photographers with all the assistance they need in finding where and how their images are being used online.

The annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing Intellectual Property Management services and transforming businesses.

28 November 2019

Pixsy and Cherrydeck partner to protect photographers on Instagram

Pixsy and Cherrydeck partner to bring robust image monitoring and copyright protection to professional photographers on Instagram.

10 September 2019

Pixsy acquires blockchain image protection startup

Today all Binded users can enjoy our market-leading copyright registration and case resolution services. Since 2017 Binded have grown their community to over 15,000 creatives who protect their copyrights.

A new strategic partnership between industry giant Flickr and Pixsy, an image monitoring and legal-tech service, offers photographers the first-ever, fully integrated end-to-end solution to protect their work

18 September 2018

Netflix sued by photographer Sean Heavey

When Sean Heavey saw one of his images used in hit Netflix show “Stranger Things”, as well as Netflix original film “How It Ends”, he knew he had to stand up for his rights as a creative. With the support of legal-tech service Pixsy, he filed a lawsuit to protect his copyright.

5 July 2018

Brammer v. Violent Hues

The copyright industry is rallying behind leading image protection service Pixsy, and specialist Lawyer David Deal – as they fight a controversial court ruling.

24 April 2018

The “monkey selfie” saga is FINALLY over

In 2011 nature photographer David Slater traveled to the forests of Indonesia, where he encountered a curious crested macaque by the name of Naruto. A series of events were set in motion, that left photographers, lawyers, and animal rights activists across the globe enthralled. The resulting image, dubbed “the monkey selfie” started a fascinating court battle that finally came to a close yesterday.

07 March 2018

Pixsy: To Blockchain or not to Blockchain

Pixsy’s CEO, Kain Jones, details what all the hype is about and how Blockchain applies to photographers and image owners.

Dealing with a typical case if image theft is one thing, but what do you do when the worlds largest terrorist organization steals your work?

26 September 2014

Is Etsy the new silk road for copyright infringement?

“When Pixsy’s founder Daniel Foster found his work being sold on Etsy, he decided to investigate”

Media & Awards

31 July 2021

Delivering Best-of-breed Online Image Protection

18 September 2020

How photographers track down stolen pictures

18 September 2020

‘They used my picture and I should’ve got paid for it’

Yahoo News

06 March 2020

How Flickr Pro photographer Jamie MacDonald fights image theft with Pixsy

28 November 2019

Pixsy Protects Photographers on Instagram

Market Watch

10 September 2019

Pixsy acquires blockchain-based copyright platform

Yahoo Finance

10 September 2019

Pixsy acquires copyright platform Binded

The Street

10 April 2019

Flickr partners with Pixsy to create end-to-end platform for protecting image copyrights

DP Review

09 April 2019

Back off, photo thieves: Flickr alerts photographers to image theft with Pixsy

Digital Trends

09 April 2019

Flickr adds photo theft detection tool with Pixsy

09 April 2019

Flickr Teams Up With Pixsy For The First End To End Photo Theft Solution


21 March 2019

How To Protect Your Website From Image Theft

15  January 2019

To Catch A Thief – Dealing With Copyright Theft

Capture Mag


24 October 2018

The PRO-Files: Enforce Your Copyrights With Ease

SONY Alpha Universe

Scott Davenport Photography

29 March 2017

Forget customer-service teams, these automated systems will get you that refund

29 December 2016

Pixsy State Of Photo Theft 2016


29 October 2016

I Just Made $2500 From A Single Copyright Infringement And You Can Too

DIY Photography

09 November 2015

ISIS stole artist’s photo and used it as propaganda to recruit new members via Twitter

Daily Mail

28 October 2015

When IS steals a photograph

El Mundo

01 August 2015

Proud to team up with the worlds leading image protection business!

The (UK) Guild of Photographers

5 October 2014

New Online Service Aims To Tackle Copyright Infringement

F Stoppers

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