PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

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Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

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Hi VG,

They'll propbably blame the pandemic. That seems to be the excuse for a lot of poor service these days!
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Hi everyone,
I have been contacted by PicRights demanding payment for pictures I have apparently used on my website from 3 different companies - each letter is demandig payments of over £4000. I have emailed them and explained the situation that I was not aware that these pictures had licences and if I knew there were or knew the amount it cost, I wouldn't have done it as it's outside of my budget. I run my website as a hobby for informative purposes only and can't even afford to pay £100 + per picture so I have offered them £20 per picture which still comes up to good few hundred pounds. I have also been out of work for few months as I have broken my leg and have no income what's so ever. I have mentioned all of that in my response but they have declined my offer and just offered me 30% discount on the original amount requested. I still cannot afford the payment and physically haven't got such money. What should I do? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated
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Hi Anna,

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. All I can suggest is that you read through all the postings in this thread to see what we have previously said on the subject. I don't think there is anything extra we can add which relates specifically to your circumstances.
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