You never incur any financial risk. Image Defenders pays all of the upfront costs associated with the search platform and online software that connects you with the law firms. The law firms work on contingency (though some might require that you pay for actual costs, such as the court filing fee).
It takes several weeks or a few months for the search engine to do a “deep dive’ to find your work on the Internet, then it usually takes a few months from initial contact with the infringer to settling a case and receiving payment. Cases worth litigating might take longer, they could potentially be over a year, but we calculate their value and will discuss all long terms plans with you.
Image Defenders has NO upfront fees. We provide the search tools and the online platform that connects you with the law firms. We typically get paid 20% of the gross recovery. Attorneys with serious copyright enforcement experience will offer to handle your case for contingency fees as low as 30%. This typically leaves our users with 50% of the gross recovery, which is about 50% more money than our competitors (who take a 50% cut of the net) pay.
For now, is you are accepted, we are providing you with a DropBox link to upload images to. Shortly you will be uploading directly through the web portal. You will just be following the directions on the site.
There is no limit to the number of images you can upload and search. We would like to suggest not uploading out takes that have never been distributed though in any form. We are searching the Internet for images that have been primarily been seen on the Internet, so distributed or published images are the best.
Our reverse image search leverages the technology of multiple search companies. This provides the best possible results. We then have humans review the results before we present them to you with a recommendation to pursue the claim. We value your time and do not want to waste your time having to review results for claims that are not pursuable or false-positives.