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by balkan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, I am slightly mystified by all this. I would be surprised that, if an agency (eg Getty ir Shutterstock etc) is the rights holder, they would be using the services of PicRights as agencies would normally deal direct with anyone they suspected of infringement. PicRights tend to offer their...
by balkan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

I have read the following information elsewhere: "If you have infringed copyright primarily, the damages would not be limited to the charge they would normally ask for that image. The charge for using it lawfully is usually the starting point for infringement, with the damages increasing from that ...
by balkan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, It is important that you make these people aware that you know that if they take you to court, any damages would be based on the loss sustained by the copyright owner and no more, hence that is the basis of your counter offer. Expect a certain amout of fight back and bluster, but if you ...
by balkan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Thanks for your response Andy. I can't find the exact image on the site but I have found a number of very similar images taken from the same event which are available via the agency. All of them have the same price of £39 for the period of time that the image is alleged to have been on the site. Wou...
by balkan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

We've received a letter from a large law firm claiming to act on behalf of PicRights regarding an image that they allege was on our website. They say that the photo agency who are a client of PicRights owns the copyright on the alleged image. They are requesting a 4 figure sum which is to be paid to...