Cryptoprocta Posted October 5, 2018 Share Posted October 5, 2018 In July I reported an unreported use to Alamy. It was being used, with other stock images, on the website of an Irish LAWYER. Alamy confirmed it wasn't purchased for that use and that infringements would take it up as I've never had it on sale anywhere else, though the file has been sold from Alamy before and is online in use by previous legitimate buyers. As I hadn't heard back, I contacted Alamy and today got this reply from them: I've checked with the infringement team and unfortunately, on this occasion we haven’t had any luck chasing this usage for you. The team have been chasing this for some time now but have had no response from the infringer. Therefore we’re closing this case at our end. Please feel free to try and chase this yourself So, I live in the UK and the unreported use is in the Republic of Ireland, and by a lawyer!!! What is my most cost-effective option now? (Finding and hiring a UK lawyer versed in EU IP law would cost me more than I'd get. Presumably I'd have no more luck than Alamy in contacting them myself and charging the rack rate. Should that, nevertheless, be my first step? IMO, this is a disappointing response from Alamy. One of my main reasons for submitting RM and only via Alamy is to get help with misuses, yet they just give up when they don't get a response. And this would be another case where a members-only forum would be useful, rather than having to put the question on an open forum. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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