More and more creators are using our technology to tell us about their content, and marking it up with identifiers that the Hub tools can recognise.
Our Chrome and Firefox browser extensions allow you to examine content and find permissions information about it. You can download the plugin and try it on this image; or this one; or this one; or this one; or this one; or this one.
Bring the magic to your own site
We also offer a powerful tool that you can install on your website and will scan any images that you publish. If the images are recognised by the Hub, then our tool will mark them up with our eCopyright symbol and a link to information about the owner.
You can see an example of it in action with this image that we acquired from Oxford University Images:
We have a licence to publish it on our website, but if one of our readers wants to use the image, they will know exactly where to go to get it, just by clicking on the eCopyright symbol.
As a creator, you can encourage your clients to incorporate this into their sites to make a statement about the value of copyright and to point other potential users to you.
As a consumer of images, adding this to your site is a powerful statement that you are doing the right thing and care about the rights of content creators.
To add this tool to your site you only need to add the following two lines of code inside the <head> tags of your web pages.
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min.js"></script> <script src="//gateway.copyrighthub.org/copyright-hub-ecopyright.js"></script>
This is normally a simple process and your web developer can advise you on how to do it.
You can then try it with these images that we have published on our site (they are our copyright and you are free to publish them on your site!):
As you can see, if you click on them, these images have no markings on them. But if you see them in the context of one of our pages here you will see the eCopyright symbol overlaid on them.
You will find many other images that produce the eCopyright symbol and we are confident their number will only grow!
So give it a try and let us know how it works for you.