skylineboy Posted March 15, 2018 Share Posted March 15, 2018 I discovered a website (a turkish website) had one of my images in december, i took screenshots etc and emailed them asking for removal, and as they'd had it some time, a small fee. no reply and life got in the way, till this week when i was reminded by a conversation, so i dug deeper, the website is a large USA company which has local language sites, hence the turkish edition. I skyped USA and they were helpful, info was passed to USA editor in chief etc, and i sent him original email from Dec and he got back to me to say the turkish site had taken it from another site and didn't realise these werent for editiorial (aka free use) and removed the images. so far so good. however i email and thanked him for chasing turkey but still felt annoyed that ignorance wasnt a defence and a publisher should know better etc and referred him back to the original email where i asked for a small fee (low 100$ equiv). and told him that even though im UK based, i had registered with US CR office a good year or so before they used my image. to which he said he noted this and passed to their in house lawyer. my question and worry is, with this being cross border, are they likely to laugh and run off, or do i genuinely have a case given i have it registered in their country (even though im uk). the company is large (with other recent acquisitions of local sites to blend into theirs, some 2 dozen sites i think). and also how could i do this, as obviously im not in a position to go to a US court given location etc and i was fair with a genuine non gouging price based on the image and its use etc. i also have the same image used in italy, to which they have said no we won't pay, again a large sports based newspaper / sports website. have i any recourse here, they got the same email as the USA company as i found them in days of each other, although the italian site has had it longer, before they removed. TIA Dan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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