Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

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Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

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Nice one, Gabe! I hope your bullish approach works. Good luck
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I have received an email from pixsy demanding payment of £700 for the unlicensed use of a photographer's picture on my aesthetics website. I actually found the picture on someone else's pinterest, and have the link to it.
As I have never had any experience with these sort of issues in the past, I am a bit unsure about what to do next.
I wonder if anyone could help?
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Hi gsantos,

If you read through this and the other threads which discuss claims from Pixsy, and also those from PicRights and KodakOne which operate in much the same way, you should see how we advise you handle this claim. Unfortunately finding a picture anywhwere on the internet, including Pinterest, is no guarantee that the copyright owner has consented to it being copied. It may be that the use on Pinterest was being tolerated if the poster wasn't exploiting the image commercially, whereas your use may have been perceived as commercial exploitation.
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