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Have you been contacted by PicRights about copywriter infringement?
/ Ben Kinnaird
Shannon Rawlins sheds some light on this shady company. Via Fran Roberts.
‘No, PicRights is not a scam. What they are doing is entirely legal. In fact, they are serving to enforce the already-existing laws surrounding copyright. They have major clients and work with real law firms.
However, just because it’s not an illegal scam, that doesn’t mean what they are doing is right.
Hounding people for money and threatening to take them to court if they don’t pay up is unscrupulous, especially when they instigate the case themselves, not on behalf of the copyright-owner.’
If you’ve been contacted by a company claiming that you have used an image or video without permission. Take the notice seriously but don’t panic and read the article above first.
- Letters alleging online copyright infringement
- Step-by-step guide to copyright in images online
- How to settle an infringement demand letter
- Demand Letters for Copyright Infringement and Photos: How to Respond (and How to Avoid them in the First Place)
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