This site, to include all Photographs, is Copyright by Seine/Harbour® Productions, LLC, Studio City, California, and by the Peter Michael Crow Trust. All rights are reserved.
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On September 20, 2012, we were asked by a blogger about how we protect materials here, and why we have been so successful in collecting on abridgments of our copyrights and theft on the web. This was our reply to our reader and our offer of assistance to him:
“PeteCrow/NASA” is corporate owned, and the material here carries embedded tracking codes. Stealing materials from here, other other SHP sites, has become expensive, and several times VERY expensive, for those who have taken materials from Seine/Harbour® Productions, LLC, sites.
So — Run a copyright notice with your material.
Since this site, and its content, is corporate owned, the company has the resources to monitor the internet and a corporate attorney and staff to track down and bill those who their lift material.
Those who steal material commonly will alter it with the expectation of not being caught. However, Seine/Harbour® content and photographs on their Web sites are embedded with a code that allows SHP to track and satisfy the courts when their material is stolen.
This surreptitious practice is beginning to gain favor on the web.
So place a copyright notice on your meterial, and, if at some time in the future you discover your material has been stolen, you find them, and you bill them. There is no time restriction since your copyright is good for decades.
Think of this as your old age retirement fund decades from now.
Moreover, reproduction of your material without reproducing your copyright notice on it sometimes results in others also reproducing your material who see no copyright and think they have a right to use it. SHP is also able to track that activity, and those people: More money money, money.
Seine/Harbour has successfully collected about 100 abridgments since dedicating a staff to going after abridgments. Collection on copyright abridgment cases is a lucrative and growing cash flow for them.
Email us and we’ll provide information on how to embed and protect your materials.