SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 02, 2019 — — Image Protect Inc. (OTC: IMTL) (imageprotect.com) (“Image Protect”, “IMTL”, or the “Company”), a global leader in the end-to-end copyright infringement sector, is excited to announce the formation and signing of a strategic partnership agreement (the “Partnership”) with RYDE Holding (“RYDE”), the creator and operator of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform.
The two companies believe the Partnership will generate over $5 million in digital image copyright infringement claims and drive tangible revenue growth starting in calendar Q3 2019.
Matthew Goldmann, CEO Image Protect noted, “Through KODAKOne’s global post-licensing service we now extend our service offer to our clients by additionally recovering licenses from new markets such as Europe and SE Asia. This integration provides an opportunity to generate and share untapped image infringement claims that will benefit both companies by generating significant additional revenues. This will enable Image Protect to continue to scale at unprecedented rates.”
The partnership will integrate Image Protect’s License Recovery Unit with RYDE Holding’s KODAKOne platform, creating an overlap that will bring the KODAKOne platform to bear on thousands of new copyright infringement cases and numerous new digital rightsholder clients.
The two companies believe that this integration will position the Partnership in a market-leading role in the digital image rights protection space as the overall cloud-based digital rights management market continues to grow from $491.5 million in 2016 to just over $2.5 billion by 2025 (according to a ResearchNReports study).
RYDE CEO, Jan Denecke, said, “We are very excited about our partnership with Image Protect. Together, we will continue to help protect digital storytellers worldwide. Additional cases provided by Image Protect ultimately compliment and fortify our presence in North America, Europe and SE Asia.”
The Partnership will be implemented over the coming quarter, with infringement identification, settlements, and revenues targeted to commence immediately.
About Image Protect: Image Protect protects and monetizes creative works. By uniting technology with a team of copyright experts, we ensure that content providers preserve the value of their digital assets. Our web application monitors the global Internet to seek and collect evidence for illegally used visual content. Then our legal partners across North America, Europe, and Asia ensure our clients receive appropriate compensation for work used without valid license.
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