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by stevedavies
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling

That photographer is talking a load of s***.... He's either as Andy said confusing attributing free CC2.0 images with unpaid commercial licenses, or actually wants to defend firms like Pixsy. He's just another disgruntled photographer who does not want to accept the CC4 license upgrade and so to car...
by stevedavies
Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling

That's all very well but the photographer has to sign docs for each case and could have refused on all but the big companies stealing his "licensed" work. Sorry, but I have no respect for these people who use PIxsy or similar firms and don't check who is being harrassed. That's what trolls...
by stevedavies
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling

Yep. And the photographer who chose not to contact me and allow Pixsy to get him his money, has found his Flickr account banned. 27k images or more. Flickr and CC condemn Pixsy, and Flickr ended their partnership yet Pixsy still say they are a Flickr partner. Professional, not. Flickr were very good...
by stevedavies
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Charity website -- alleged copyright infringement
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Charity website -- alleged copyright infringement

That's useful info, Les.
Are those figures the same in terms of claims through the IPEC?
by stevedavies
Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 45
Views: 50710

Re: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.

Latest on this. Seems the emails sent to me are all pretty much the same with just a few wording changes made here and there and in the subject lines. If it goes to a "partner attorney" as they say, then I expect to hear directly from them and so I'm blocking Pixsy emails as I no longer w...
by stevedavies
Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Agent demanding £600
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Copyright Agent demanding £600

My case is a bit different, over a free Flickr CC 2.0 license but relevant here. A letter of claim would also have to show how the amount is calculated. In my case, can't see that looking justified before a judge. Not the so-called "license fee" that Pixsy ask for. And considering they've ...
by stevedavies
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 45
Views: 50710

Re: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.

It's interesting that Pixsy still list Flickr as a "partner" which they most certainly are not. Flickr have publicly condemned the actions of their service and in 2019, ended the partnership, not to mention banning artists who use their site to make money out of transgressions. Makes you w...
by stevedavies
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: ImageRights.com Attack - UK small business
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: ImageRights.com Attack - UK small business

Sorry to hear this is happening to you. There are a number of victims of this kind of harassment on this site telling the same old tales, of which I am one. I'm currently dealing with the end game of a case over a Flickr image under the outdated CC 2.0 license and the lack of attribution which I was...
by stevedavies
Sat Mar 09, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website
Replies: 18
Views: 15078

Re: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website

I have read about people just paying up as in one fella's case in this thread. Sadly he caved in as the emails got too much and paid £650. https://legalbeagles.info/forums/forum/legalbeagles-consumer-forums/welcome-forum/1670685-urgent-pixsy-email-demanding-fee-for-so-called-unlicensed-use-of-images...
by stevedavies
Fri Mar 08, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website
Replies: 18
Views: 15078

Re: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website

Depends on your finances, what you can afford. If you can settle at an amount you can manage, can always make a new offer. People have ignored them, going by the Trustpilot moans from artists but that is not a sweeping outcome. Though can't see much of my type of case going the litigation route with...
by stevedavies
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website
Replies: 18
Views: 15078

Re: Copyright Infringement on a non-commercial website

For some reason, folks are not getting back to the forum to update us all with their outcomes. Might be as no further updates occurred, or perhaps PIxsy backed off or they choose not to bother and may have settled. I will be updating with all the details regarding my case from this point i.e. did it...
by stevedavies
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 45
Views: 50710

Re: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.

So, this is the update back from Pixsy. Guess it's their move now. I won't be responding and have told them why, and why my offer is the only one possible. I think I've ruffled the guy's feathers with my pretty significant reasons for not just paying his demand. And for the last time too. So, it's j...
by stevedavies
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 45
Views: 50710

Re: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.

Update to my case. Still waiting to hear if Pixsy have accepted my offer but in the meantime, something far more sublime has happened. I asked Flickr to investigate the artist in Nov 2023. A bit of to and fro and I have got somewhere. Flickr sent me this today: Thank you for your email. We have rev...
by stevedavies
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Agent demanding £600
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Copyright Agent demanding £600

Looks like an unjustified threat to me. I get your position financially as I'm in the same boat, with another company. Surely it will cost them a lot more than £600 to get a lawyer to represent the case, and someone must pay the court fees. There's no financial gain for the claimant at all. I wasn't...
by stevedavies
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Flickr and Pixsy
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Flickr and Pixsy

Also Les, you can read about Kain Jones and his dealings with Pixsy here, https://pluralistic.net/2022/02/13/an-o ... l-threats/