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KODAKOne announces image protection partnership with Social Media content market place Lobster

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The KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform will monitor and protect 10+ million images for photo and video community Lobster across the web

Sergey Prahov - In the fields
Sergey Prahov In the fields



Los Angeles, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryde Holding, Inc. (formerly Wenn Digital, Inc.), the company behind the KODAKOne platform that will help photographers and artists to license, distribute, monitor and protect their work – struck a partnership with the photo and video community Lobster to monitor and protect the 10+ million images and later videos that are stored in their database.

Lobster is a platform that helps photographers and social media users to easily upload and monetize their photos and videos. The platform licenses photos and videos from Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, Google Photos, Verizon Cloud, VKontakte (VK) and Foursquare. The company uses AI and Machine Learning to apply sophisticated tagging, filtering, ranking and curation to their database. 10+ million images and videos are directly available, while Lobster has access to billions more upon request.

Billions of images compared in the fraction of a second

In a first pilot, the team behind KODAKOne have monitored the use of 10,000 images from Lobster's library across the web for two weeks and found a number of hits on average for each image. The team combines three key services that are part of the overall KODAKOne platform: the image recognition algorithm that is capable of analyzing billions of images in the fraction of a second, a network of web crawlers that monitors the web, and a post-licensing service that helps people to get compensated for their images that have already been used without their consent, or that helps them to take those images down.

"For us, the launch of our partnership with Lobster is a perfect use case for our mission: Giving photographers, artists and the average smartphone user full control of how their images are being used across the web. Before we launch our platform later this year, we are happy to see that our post licensing and global monitoring service is able to help so many people around the world already," said Jan Denecke, CEO at Ryde.

"We are super excited to join forces with the team behind KODAKOne in identifying Instagram, Facebook and other social media content uses that have occurred without permission, providing this info to our users and empowering them to offer post-licensing to the (often unintentional) copyright infringers in a positive way," said Olga Egorsheva, CEO at Lobster.

In a next step the team at KODAKOne will register all of Lobster's images on their blockchain. Once this is done, Lobster will offer monitoring and post-licensing to all their users upon request.

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All photos used in this post were donated by Sergey Prahov to support Lobster's charity work with Alzheimer's Disease International. Over 30.000 images have been donated so far. Read more about it here.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at : http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e303578a-1b45-4aed-8b61-e1f0980ef68a

About Ryde Holding, Inc.

Ryde Holding, Inc. (formerly WENN Digital, Inc.), a brand licensee of Eastman Kodak Company, is the creator and operator of the KODAKOne Platform and the KODAKCoin Tokens. Ryde and its advisors are an experienced development and operations team with expertise in proprietary blockchain development, big data, copyright law, AI-enabled image recognition and post-licensing monetization systems. kodakone.com

About Lobster

Founded in 2013 in London, Lobster is an innovative content marketplace platform to connect brands, agencies, media and creatives with authentic UGC sourced from 10 social media and online archives. Based on a unique blend of new tech, Lobster makes it simple for clients to search, find and license beautiful photos and videos from a growing global community of creators. lobster.media

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Press Contact

Sebastian Rumberg
VP Communications KODAKOne
sebastian.rumberg@kodakone.com
+49 171 30 177 45

Vanessa Munteanu
Partnerships Lobster
vanessa@lobster.media
+44 7934 500821

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