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by stevedavies
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright Agent demanding £600
Replies: 5
Views: 77

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: 450

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/
by stevedavies
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Flickr and Pixsy
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Flickr and Pixsy

I'll update you further when I have an email address I can use for spam. I may give it a whirl on the weekend. Artists do get the choice and the one in my case clearly ignored it. An artist said this, I have a Pixsy match come up and their automated resolution says something not suitable for commerc...
by stevedavies
Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy demanding I pay a fee for unauthorised use of an image. Urgently need help.
Replies: 37
Views: 33398

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

The latest attempt to bother me with threats is pretty much the same. It's been more than 3 attempts in their letter and until now, I've always replied. Their latest subject header: Escalation Notice: Unauthorized Use of ..... Their first threat in August 2023, demanded a fee paid in 21 days. How ma...
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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 9
Views: 450

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 9
Views: 450

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 23926

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: 37
Views: 33398

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: 37
Views: 33398

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...