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Getty Images Settlement Demand Letter Sample

Getty Images Settlement Demand Letter Sample

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Sample of Getty Image Settlement Demand (Extortion) Letter
Sample of Getty Image Settlement Demand (Extortion) Letter

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Published by: ExtortionLetterInfo.com on Oct 28, 2011
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gettylmages'
601North34thSlre.et.Seattle,WA9B103USA.Tel1'~800-972_-4'170Fax2069255001
June13"2008
11100-00000044OB06
6
LegalDepartment
I
Re:UnauthorizedUseof
Getty
Images'Photograph
ReferenceNumber493009867947Ithascometoourattentionthatyouareusinganimage(orImages)representedbyGettyImagesforonlinepromotionalpurposes,WehavesearchedourrecordsandhavenotfoundavalidlicenseFortheuseoftheImage(s)..Attachedforyourreferenceisacopyoftheimage(s)inquestionandtheusagefoundonyourcompany'swebsite.Asyoumayknow,useofanimageWithoutavalidlicenseisconsideredcopyrig
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infringementinviolalionofTille
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U.SC.S"theCopyrightActof
1976.
Alsoattached,isademandrepresenting.asettlementthatGettyImageswouldexpecttoreceivefortheunauthorizeduseoftheImage(s)shouldnoliceneesexist.Thefollo""ingactionmustbetakenwithin
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da}::softhedateofthisletter:IIavaliditcensehasbeenissuedfortheimage(s)anduse,pleaseprovidelicenseinformationbyemaHinglicensecompliance@getlyimages,com.This.includesthesalesorderorinvoicenumberofthelicensepurchase.I
f
theimage(s)wasrlcensedunderanalternatecompanynam.e(dba)orinthenameofathirdparty,suchasanadvertisingagency,pleaseprovidethecompanynameandphonenumber,ThesubjectlineoftheemaHmustinclude
YOU'f
companynameandreferencenumberastheyappearontheattachedsettlementdemand.Ifyoucannotprovideproofthattheimage(s)hasbeenproperlylicensed,you.mustceaseanddesistuseofthe'image(s).Inaddition,paymentfortheattacheddemandamountmustbereceivedwithin
1'4
daysofthedateofthlsletter.CeasinguseOfIhelmage(s)doesnoteliminateliabilityforpaymentoffeesdue.Paymentdetailsareincludedonthedemand,andadditionalpaymentinformatTonisprovidedbelow.Ifyoudesirecontinuedusaoftheimage(s).pleasecontactourLicenseComplianceteamatthenumberlisted.below.Anewllcensemustbeissuedfortheimage(s),oruseoftheimage(s)mustceasebyJune27,2008.PleasereadtheattachedFrequenflyAskedOuestions(FAQ)formoreinformationrelatedtothismatter,
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youdonotrespondwithinthe:timeframeprovlded.wewillpresumethatyoucenotIntendtodosoandwil.1takeactionaccordingly.Forquestions,ortosettlethismatter.please.contactlicensecomp.liance@gettyimages.comordial
1·800·9724170.
IfyoubelieveyouhavereceivedthisletterInerror,pleasecontactusimmediately..
11'100,0000004408066CaseID:867947ReferenceNo:4930098
 
gettyimages'
GettyImagesiscommittedtoinvesti-gatinglicensinginfractionsnotonlytoprotectourinterests,butalsotopmtecttheinterestsofthephotographerswhomwerepresentWearecommittedtoprotectingtheintellectualpropertyrightsandlivelihoodoftheartistswhoseworkwelicense.
We
mustenforceourlicensingconditionsrigorouslyandfeelthaiyourcooperaitionregardingthismattershouldbepromptlyforthcoming.Thisleiteriswithou1prejudicetoGettyImages'rightsandremedies,allofwhichareexpresslyreserved.Inanefforttoresolvethisquickly,GettyImagesisoffering
a
onetimediscountof
10%
onthissettlementdemandifpaymentisreceivedbyJune27,2008.Thetotalamountdue,lessthediscountis$1,170.00USD.Sincerely,LicenseComplianoeTeamGettyImages
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WD-DDDDD044.08.06
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867947ReferenceNo:493.0.098
 
gettylmages'
FrequentlyAskedQuestio"nsIfyoubelievethaiyouhavereceivedthisnotificationinerror,pleaseemailusatLicenseCompliance@qettyimages.comordial
1-800·972~4170.
Pleasebesuretoprovidethereferencenumberfoundonyoursettlementdemand,aswellasyournameandcompanycontactinformation.WhoisGettyImages?GettyImagesrepresentssomeof
the
world'sbestphotograph.ersandfilmmakers.GettyImageshascontractualagreementswithitsphotographerstorepresentcertainHights-Managedimageryexclusivelyandtolicensetheuseoftheseimagestocompaniesallovertheworld.TheimagesGetty[magesprovidescanbefoundinmagazines,websites,andbillboards,marketingcollateral,productpackagingandmobiledevices,tonameonlyafew.GettyImages,onbehalfofitselfanditsrepresentedphotographersandartists,iscommitted
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protectingitsimageryfromunauthorized
use.
Somebodyelse,createdmycompany'swebsite.GettyImagesunderstandsthatathird-partydesiqner,formeremployee,orinternmayhavebeencontractedtodesignanddevelopyourcompany'swebsite.However,ifnolicensesfromGettyImagesexist,theliabilityofanyinfringementultimatelyfallsonthecompany(theenduser)whohiredthatthird-perty,employee,orintern.GettyImagesrecommendsthatyourcompanycontactthethird-party,employee,orinternto
sse
IfanylicensesfromGettyImagessurroundingthespecificuseoftheimagesInquestionexist.PleaseprovideaninvoicenumberorsalesordernumberandGettyImageswillresearchasappropriate.Wehaveremovedtheimagesandnowconsiderthismatterclosed.Getty.ImagesappreciatestheremovalofItsrepresentedimagesfromyourcompany'swebsite.However,removaloftheimagesinquestionsolvesonlypartoftheissue,asGettyImages
will
continuetorequirefullpaymentofthedemandpresentedtosettlethematterandavoidfurtherescalation.We.foundtheseimagesontheInternetortheGettyImageswebsiteandthoughttheywereRoyaltyFree.TheimagesinquestionareRights-Managedima9'9SrepresentedbyGettyImages.Theuseaf.Rights~ManagedImagesrepresentedbyGettyImagesrequiresanappropriatelicensecoverlnqeachandeveryuse.AlthoughRoyalty-.FreeimagesfromGertyImagesaredifferentfromRights-Managedimages,alicensemuststillbepurchased'forRoyalty-Freeimageuse,We.didn'tknowtheseimages
u
wererepresented
by
Getty,1magesandhadtobelicensed.Unfortunately,despitethefactthatyourcompanymaynolhaveknown,thisdoesnotexcuseyourcompany'sunauthorizeduse,nordoes
it
relieveyouoftheoblrgationtopaythedemandtosetueGettyImagesclaimofcopyrightinfringement...
WeR
urchasedtheseimagesfromacampanywefoundonline.aspartofawebtemplate.AstheenduserofGettyImages'imagery,.youareultimatelyresponsibletorinsuringthatyouhaveol:)tainedtheappropriatefightstousetheimagery.Thatmeansthatifyouacquireimageryfromawebtemplateproviderorothersuchcompany,youarastillliablsforcopyrightinfringement
.if
thatproviderorothersuchcompanydidnotproperlylicensetheimageryforyouruse.
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100·00000044
08066CaseID:867947ReferenooNo:4930098

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