Prepared Food Photos, Inc. Protecting Intellectual Property and Battling Against Cyberbullying
By Space Coast Daily // April 8, 2023
Prepared Food Photos, Inc. is protecting the Intellectual Property Rights it has been granted by federal statute through the U.S. Copyright Office. An unfortunate consequence of this process is the dissemination of misleading and frankly irresponsible content in the form of cyberbullying, directed at both Prepared Food Photos, Inc and those contracted to assist in exercising the protection of those rights.
Cyberbullying has been observed to have a dramatic surge in prevalence over the last few decades. With the emergence of the internet, social media, and mobile devices, it has become much easier to malign and perpetrate falsehoods against individuals and companies. The term cyberbullying was first coined in the late 1990s, and since then, its frequency has skyrocketed.
According to an online study, 46% of teenagers aged 13-17 have experienced cyberbullying. Trolling, flaming, denigration, impersonation, and exclusion are all forms of cyberbullying, and as technology continues to evolve, so does the scope of this problem, making it a global issue that must be addressed.
As technology continues to expand how people and companies interact and communicate, so does the phenomenon of cyberbullying. As access to the internet, social media, and mobile devices becomes more prevalent, cyberbullying has become a pervasive issue, as perpetrators can easily target their victims from a distance and remain virtually anonymous.
This anonymity can on occasion make it difficult to identify and address the perpetrators, allowing their transgressions to go unchecked. Furthermore, as technology grows, new forms of cyberbullying can emerge, challenging the experts attempts to mitigate its impact.
One such form of cyberbullying involves unwarranted and illegitimate attacks against individuals and companies working to protect their intellectual property, and the rights afforded to them by statute, from unlawful infringement. In this situation, the infringement involves the wrongful acquisition, use, or dissemination of photographs or videos without permission.
In other instances, this infringement can take the form of posting or degrading images of someone on social media or surreptitiously photographing someone without their knowledge or consent, and the publication of that image online. Such actions are not only morally repugnant but can also be illegal depending on the context and jurisdiction, thus, requiring strict actions.
Combatting infringement, in this case photography infringement, is a necessity in order to safeguard the rights and interests of photographers and creators of content to ensure that their efforts are afforded due recompense.
With this objective, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. has retained Copycat Legal LLC (an intellectual property law firm based in South Florida) to pursue infringers by demanding that Prepared Food Photos, Inc’s intellectual property is removed from their websites/social media and seek compensation for the past/existing infringement.
Unauthorized utilization of a photographer’s corpus can result in a diminution of potential profit, and additionally, harm their repute as a professional, engendering a negative impression of their work.
It is thus mandatory to take a stand against such infringements, to secure the rights of photographers and guarantee their work is honored and renumerated.
Prepared Food Photos, Inc strives to protect the interests, intellectual property, and livelihoods of all the creators of proprietary content. It therefore recommends to anyone creating proprietary content to first register that content by filing for copyright protections, and to consider using third party services to locate and manage copyright compliance claims on their behalf.
For over four decades, the owner of Prepared Food Photos, Inc has been supplying professional-grade food photography to a large number of regional and national businesses.
Their subscription service includes thousands of high-definition images of all kinds of food in various stages from a raw state to prepared meals. The purpose of their company is to help businesses elevate their brand visibility with quality food visuals.
Their website provides a wide selection of licensed food images, tailored specifically for food retailer, large or small, and businesses such as supermarkets and wholesale grocery stores, as well as advertising agencies. These images have been expertly crafted and digitally mastered to provide the highest quality food photography to their users.
For the past 1.5 years, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. has been working closely with the legal team at Copycat Legal LLC to protect the company’s valuable intellectual property.
Both companies are making the public understand that the first and most important step to protect anyone’s work is to take the initiative to register said work with the U.S. Copyright Office.
This proactive step can provide greater protection from potential infringers and offers a better chance of receiving compensation, if their intellectual property is unlawfully used without proper licensing.
Knowing that the utilization of copyright laws is a key strategy for protecting one’s intellectual property from infringement, and the potential for attacks by cyberbullies; Prepared Food Photos, Inc. advises anyone looking to download images from any online URL to look for digital watermarks and the warnings from search engine providers indicating the potential copyright infringement claims associated with unlawful use of copied images and content.
Additionally, Photographers should register their photos with the U.S. Copyright Office and consider the use of the services provided by third parties to enforce their rights. Prepared Food Photos, Inc. is actively monitoring people who break copyright laws and is acting against them. Moreover, in the event of infringement and the cyberbullying that can be associated with protecting one’s rights, they consider it prudent to report the issue to the site where it is taking place and recommend owners consult with a lawyer to safeguard their works.