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Author Topic: AKM Images / Copryight Enforcement Group Settlement Demand Letter  (Read 3036 times)

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AKM Images is using Copyright Enforcement Group to send out extortion letters. Until recently, we have never heard of AKM Images (celebrity photos) or Copyright Enforcement Group.

http://akmimages.net

http://copyrightsettlements.com

Here is a copy of the Copyright Enforcement Group extortion letter sent on behalf of AKM Images who appear to specialize in celebrity photos.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/93005312/AKM-Images-Copyright-Enforcement-Group-Settlement-Demand-Letter-Lindsay-Lohan-Bikini-Beach-Photos

I have to admit that this is slightly tamer the most demand letters I've seen. I also have not seen settlement prices as "low" as $500 per image. It's still unreasonably high at $500 per image but compared to Getty, Masterfile, and HAN, it is much more attractive. I would guess that Copyright Enforcement Group will go a bit lower if motivated to do so.
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Re: AKM Images / Copryight Enforcement Group Settlement Demand Letter
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 12:34:20 PM »
According to Pacer.gov Copyright Enforcement Group has filed 7 lawsuits from Oct., 2010 thru May, 2011 all are closed and most likely settled or tossed, they all appear to be bit torrent cases..the latest case involved 1768 Does and was indeed thrown out.. Perhaps they now realize you can't threaten to sue a bunch of IP addresses, and they have turned to image trolling..
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Re: AKM Images / Copryight Enforcement Group Settlement Demand Letter
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 09:29:23 PM »
Check out this news release.  Copyright Enforcement Group has changed their names.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9640697.htm

It appears copyright extortions will continue worldwide.
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