Callie Posted August 31, 2016 Share Posted August 31, 2016 When is an infringement not an infringement? Or, how long after a use and no report of sale does a use become an infringement? I found this image of mine used by the Telegraph online, 12th April 2013 and never reported as a sale. I queried this with MS who told me they would follow it up and it would certainly be appearing on my sales reports. The sale appeared today: Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Editorial website Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Image Size: Any size Start: 01 July 2016 End: 01 July 2021 One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within web versions of titles from the same group. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. $ 6.40 As the dates didn't match I checked this with MS who say "As there was a delay we have billed all Telegraph uses from April to July in one go which is why the date of the license doesn’t correspond to the date of the article." But $6.40? When the image has been used since 2013? Really MS? Looking back on my sales from 2013 similar uses would have been more like $27.00. However, this is an infringement as far as I am concerned. I am considering speaking to Pixsy about chasing the infringement for usage from 2013 to now. As my reply back to MS has just said "Allowing clients to not pay for over three years, and then giving a discount on what the sale should have been charged for, sends out a very bad message to those clients and exploits your contributors." Thanks MS, not impressed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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