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Has anybody had any successful dealings with the infringement notification form that was introduced last November? I have recently reported three examples of images stolen from the Alamy website, complete with watermark, being used on commercial websites. Unfortunately it seems that if you cannot find a valid email address for the person who has stolen your work, the team "won't be able to pursue this case any further". Providing a postal address for the business and a dozen phone numbers is of no use, as without a valid email address they "won't be able to pursue this case any further". Even pointing out a link on the page to click on to 'Send an Enquiry' or 'Email Us' is no good as they "won't be able to pursue this case any further". Anyone had any luck yet?
Does anyone else find that a lot of their images sold for "Personal use, Personal prints, cards and gifts, or reference for artists" are purchased and then refunded a few weeks later ? I find it hard to believe that these very high resolution photos are regularly downloaded for small amounts of money, refunded and then never used. What are other member's experiences ?
I have discovered that both the above have used one of my images copied from an article in The Guardian. Anyone had any success in recovering money from them? Any tips on a cost effective route for recovery? Thanks in advance dov