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johnhh

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

johnhh

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

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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

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

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Search google for "extortion letter info getty"

or

"extortion letter info masterfile"

seriously

johnhh

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

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@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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