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by stevedavies
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

One reason I say that about harrassment is this latest email. The subject is: Second Notice: Unauthorized Use ....... The artist's name follows that. Then a couple of repeated paragraphs down, it says: In the event that resolution with a fair license fee is not possible, our next steps are to forwar...
by stevedavies
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

That's a shame. Harassment - which this is with Pixsy - should be governed by better laws.
Anyway, that's not my focus should this go to the IPEC court or continue. Not at all. Just might have been another string to my bow.
by stevedavies
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Flickr and Pixsy
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Flickr and Pixsy

Report the guy. Nothing may come of it anyway as like mentioned, I think Flickr have internal proceedings that are not clear to the rest of us. In my case, the artist is most likely a troll. Seems to me that 30,000 images on Flickr and with half of them almost the same style, looks suspicious enough...
by stevedavies
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

No, I am not aware of any specific cases as much as I'm not aware of any UK cases like mine going to court. Though reviews around the web suggest that cases have gone to the IPEC, and many artists say they won however they did not seem to be about CC 2.0 images but stolen licensed images. On the unj...
by stevedavies
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Flickr and Pixsy
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Flickr and Pixsy

Yes, I am using this in my case as one of many points that will be considered if it goes to court. Sadly, Flickr have not suspended the profile I reported and he is so obviously trolling and I have chased them for further investigation. So, it's not the case that Flickr will terminate the profile at...
by stevedavies
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:16 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Hi Les My case is different in that the photographer did seem to create the image, however it's so clear that he's trolling and Flickr need to shut him down, him and his money making Pixsy scam. I'm in the process of deciding what to do but won't clarify that here as Pixsy may be monitoring these th...
by stevedavies
Fri Dec 29, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Thanks Steve Hi Andy Hope you had a great Christmas. Well, as expected, Pixsy came back with the same threats as back in August, just yesterday. It's no shock now. Only no attribution is cited and therefore this is not copyright infringement at all. So based on the excellent advice here and on anot...
by stevedavies
Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:48 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

An interesting case that occurred and written about in 2019. Shows how a court would likely view a case of just 'no attribution' being the accusation over CC-By licenses. Shows how much it's worth to the claimant which can be zero yet costing lots in legal costs. It's interesting when the claimant i...
by stevedavies
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 22
Views: 20058

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

How did this turn out? Any possible update to share. Much thanks if you can.
by stevedavies
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Thanks Andy. Any updates to my ongoing battle if you like with Pixsy, and I'll update the thread here. I'm actually thinking they are on the back foot now. Despite the case investigator saying he categorically wouldn't drop the fee in a big threat a couple of weeks ago, he has now asked me for a new...
by stevedavies
Fri Nov 10, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Hi Andy What's the difference between infringement by copying or infringement of the moral right of the photographer to be credited as the author of the work? Is one more serious than the other when it comes to Flickr free images under CC 2.0? Though, moral rights can result in damages too apparentl...
by stevedavies
Wed Nov 08, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Hi Andy

What do you think of the changes in the CC terms and Flickr guidelines?

Feel free to PM me if you prefer.
by stevedavies
Tue Nov 07, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

And as a useful update. This may provide weight to my case if not even help put an end to it. Hard to say. Flickr updated their guidelines as I mentioned and I want to post that change in case anyone not read the March 2023 update. Previously, Flickr’s community guidelines were a list of do’s and do...
by stevedavies
Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Thanks Andy for all your advice. I'm hoping to hear from the IP Pro Bono service. The main issue I have is I don't feel that the fee they demand is unworthy of an IPEC court case. It's more if the lawyers feel it's not worth their time as it's such a low amount vs what they are used to. And also how...
by stevedavies
Sun Nov 05, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 36
Views: 23904

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

Sorry to sound so defeatist here, Andy. Just an additional post as victims will be keen to see updates here. I can't take the risk that this goes to court and I lose as that would result in bailiffs coming to my house to collect far more than the demanded fee. I will try the site you sent though and...