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Author Topic: Copyright Infringement ??????  (Read 867 times)

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« on: July 17, 2017, 14:33 »
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I've had a picture removed from here (http://www.cheshirenow.co.uk/links.htm [nofollow]) because they had stolen it from an online photosharing site.

I've asked for a payment, and they have dodged the issue by not mentioning it in their reply.

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My apologies for not replying sooner, as I usually do not check emails at weekends.

This image was sent to us, we were not aware at the time of posting it that there were copyright issues regarding it. The image has  been removed from our site today on receipt of your email. Please accept our very sincere apologies.




Pursue, or not pursue, that is the question - any advice welcome.



Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 15:10 »
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They're not gonna pay you. It seems hardly worth the time (or money) to pursue it. How much are you asking?

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 15:35 »
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And it sounds as though they put them up in good faith and did not intend to use them invalidly. They took them down as soon as you reported it.

Steve

« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 03:35 »
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Always, always pursue infringements if you are certain your work has been used commercially without license. Most of my work is RM and I chase every infringer with the threat of legal action. I make a significant income from infringers each year - plus, it teaches them a valuable lesson and deters them from illegally using images in the future.

If we all simply shrug our shoulders when people use our work without permission then there is no incentive for these people to buy licenses.

« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 03:42 »
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I think I would fire off an email or two and maybe threaten legal action.......but I certainly wouldn't take it ;-).Not worth more than a few minutes of your time I'd say.

« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 08:51 »
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Always, always pursue infringements if you are certain your work has been used commercially without license. Most of my work is RM and I chase every infringer with the threat of legal action. I make a significant income from infringers each year - plus, it teaches them a valuable lesson and deters them from illegally using images in the future.
If we all simply shrug our shoulders when people use our work without permission then there is no incentive for these people to buy licenses.
Totally agree!

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 16:44 »
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Always, always pursue infringements if you are certain your work has been used commercially without license. Most of my work is RM and I chase every infringer with the threat of legal action. I make a significant income from infringers each year - plus, it teaches them a valuable lesson and deters them from illegally using images in the future.

If we all simply shrug our shoulders when people use our work without permission then there is no incentive for these people to buy licenses.


http://www.cheshirenow.co.uk/links.htm [nofollow]

Is that site a commercial site?  Where are they getting their money from?

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 17:24 »
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There are some ads on the detail pages - small ones from Google I think. It looks more like something you would have seen 10 years ago by someone who thought they could make money on this sort of thing. Doubt if it earns very much these days.

Steve

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 01:03 »
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There are some ads on the detail pages - small ones from Google I think. It looks more like something you would have seen 10 years ago by someone who thought they could make money on this sort of thing. Doubt if it earns very much these days.

Steve

Ah, adverts.  Well running Ad-blockers means I don't see them......

Thanks for that.

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 02:14 »
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Honestly seems like an honest mistake in this case. Hopefully they've learned from it.

« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:57 »
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Honestly seems like an honest mistake in this case. Hopefully they've learned from it.

Honest or not, we have no rights. You catch an infringement and they say "sorry removed it", we get nothing. The difference between catching a thief and honest mistake is nothing. The part that's the same is, we get nothing. No laws protect us, DMCA does nothing. Because it's not a physical item and it's digital the laws are weak and don't protect our rights.


 

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