Going from “we will not pay until we receive finished work” to “I will control access to my work until I receive payment”
Translators, photographers, architects, designers…are faced on many occasions with the problem of not receiving payment for work they have submitted because their clients tell them that what was delivered did not meet their expectations… only to find out later that part of their work was indeed used by the client.
With Prot-On these professionals will be able to show their work to their clients without fear of losing their intellectual property because the professionals will retain control over the documents or images, even after they have been sent, and will be able to revoke access in case of non-payment.
It’s as simple as protecting your document, giving permissions to the customer that has requested your work to access it, and when you no longer want that person to be able to see your document, you take away permissions and access to the file is blocked.
Prot-On does not keep copies of these documents, we only keep the keys and the permissions, and we never see the content of the document being protected.
You can also keep a record of who has accessed your documents and track who and when opened them, which would be useful to help determine if the customer used the work you sent them.
It is important that legal regulation be established on electronic content, the protection of you documents and the “right to be forgotten”. Up to now there is no “going back” and once you have sent a document there is no way to “take it back” or to know exactly who will receive your document and what they will do with it. In other words, it is very important to begin to educate the public on the culture of privacy.