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johnhh




msg:4437777
 11:53 pm on Apr 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Anyone had recent experience (UK ) with demands from these people? It appears that the image was provided to us by a third party ( major US corporate ).

If we demanded the same for people copying our sites I estimated we would make about a million !

 

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4437852
 6:52 am on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

It has been happening now for about seven years and nothing much has changed during that time. It has been discussed in here several times over the years.

[google.com...]

johnhh




msg:4437928
 11:49 am on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes I read those, but they are a bit old, I was looking for an update or more recent experience, given certain court cases in the UK recently.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4438321
 7:06 pm on Apr 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

There have been no related court cases in the UK that I am aware of recently. Can you provide some detail?

johnhh




msg:4438618
 2:55 am on Apr 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Not directly related but companies getting IP addresses of possible illegal downloads and sending out "demands" at 700 a pop, recent High Court ruling end of March I think. Same as a certain law firm about 2 years ago sent out 20,000 letters and the solicitor got suspended.

Edge




msg:4508121
 11:19 am on Oct 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Search google for "extortion letter info getty"

or

"extortion letter info masterfile"

seriously

johnhh




msg:4528516
 9:37 pm on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

@edge

I know about that one.

It is now DECEMBER :) so a quick update - Getty refused to answer my original email. Got a letter from a debt collector in Cardiff UK who doesn't have an Office of Fair Trading licence, two letters in fact one a '5 days' or else, sent them copy of the email .. no reply. I guess they don't need a licence if it's a demand ! I also sent them a much higher demand for violating my copyright by downloading and distributing copies of my site electronically and on paper for intended commercial gain. The 5 days passed weeks ago...

Also see my post in [webmasterworld.com...]

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