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Joe Naylor

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Founder, President & CEO of ImageRights International, Inc.

Joe’s career spans more than 30 years in the design, development, operations, sales, and marketing of communications and internet-based services at, j2 Global Communications, and WebMessenger. In 2008, Joe began collaborating with professional photographer Ted VanCleave on solutions to the challenges that commercial photographers, photo agencies, and publishers face with respect to online copyright protection; and in 2009 the two founded ImageRights International, Inc. Since that time, ImageRights has registered more than 1.4 million images with the U.S. Copyright Office and recovered more than $35 million on behalf of its photographers. In a landmark copyright infringement lawsuit, photographer Scott Hargis, an ImageRights client, won $6.3 million, the largest jury award for photography infringement in U.S. history. Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. He is a Member at Large of the Digital Media Licensing Association's Executive Board and currently serves as both DMLA's Treasurer and Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee.

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