We have totally revamped our browser plugin technology and have today released a new version of the plugin for Chrome.
You can download it from the Chrome Store here.
Once installed, right-click on an image to find information about permissions. You can see an example of it in action if you use it on this image. You could even buy a licence online to use that picture if you really like it!
As more content creators register their assets with the Hub, more and more licensing information will become accessible to users who want to do the right thing and pay for copyright content.
Online copyright infringement is a major problem for content creators around the world. Their work is often used without proper attribution or licensing. On the other hand, it is often difficult for users to trace the owner of a work that they find online. And it is uneconomic for creators to enable the purchase of low-value licences.
The Copyright Hub is trying to lower the friction in this process of finding and getting permission to use digital content. Our plugins are one way of doing this.
We will soon be deploying a version of the new plugin for Firefox. And we are further developing the plugin technology to allow searching over text and video. Stay tuned!
If you use the plugin and have any question or comments, please get in touch.