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Author Topic: This could possibly be a good thing for image letter recpients  (Read 2537 times)

Robert Krausankas (BuddhaPi)

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I have not done ANY research on this case, from what I gather it is in regards to  downloads other than stock images ( movies, videos & music) whoever the decision may be of assistance to recipients of demand letters regarding stock photos...

A blow for speculative invoicing?
Yesterday the ruling in the Golden Eye case was handed down. It's overall pretty useful news for those who've been concerned aboutthe practice of what's been called 'speculative invoicing.'

This practice sees copyright owners or representatives writing en masse to alleged infringers of copyrights (in this case Golden Eye were seeking around 9,000 of O2's customers' details), demanding large sums (typically over £500, and in this case £700) with threats of court action attached. The letters tend to overstate or misrepresent the case and hence pressure the consumer into settling. In reality cases are hardly ever brought to court. When they are brought in front of the courts ACS:Law and Golden Eye have sought to discontinue the cases, and thus avoid judicial scrutiny, if a default judgment cannot be obtained.

http://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2012/a-blow-for-speculative-invoicing

I also like the new phrase presented here "Speculative Invoicing"
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Robert Krausankas

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