Fees for the commercial use of photos

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Phil Stovell, May 19, 2010.

  1. Phil Stovell

    Phil Stovell Guest

    Yes, but is it worth the hassle?
    Phil Stovell, Jun 19, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    It cannot be any more hassle than the approach you have chosen.
    Bruce, Jun 19, 2010
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  3. Phil Stovell

    Phil Stovell Guest

    All I've done is sent two letters, going to court seems a bit more hassle!

    I've been thinking of sending a final demand threatening small claims,
    Phil Stovell, Jun 20, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Four figures? Don't be so ridiculous - unless of course there are two
    figures before and two after the decimal point!

    If the OP loses his case, or no judgment in his favour is givem, he
    runs the risk of paying the other side's legal fees and expenses.
    County courts take a very dim view of people who waste the court's
    time with non-cases.

    Court fees are shown in this leaflet:

    I hope the the OP feels in no way emboldened by encouragement from the
    barrack-room lawyers on here to pursue his case, because basically, he
    doesn't have one.
    Bruce, Jun 20, 2010
  5. Phil Stovell

    Phil Stovell Guest

    It's £150.
    I'd use Money Claim Online:

    The fee is £25.
    I do. Whether I follow it up, I don't know yet.

    (uk.legal added).
    Phil Stovell, Jun 20, 2010
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    Justin C Guest

    Small claims can be filed on-line. It's very simple, and you get your
    costs - though not for your time, only a reimbursement of the fee.


    Justin C, Jun 21, 2010
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    Justin C Guest

    How many kinds of idiot can you be, all at the same time? People have
    pointed out, in this thread, your misunderstanding of the law, yet still
    you try to convince others that you are right.

    There is a saying: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool
    than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. You could learn from

    Justin C, Jun 21, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    I'm not trying to convince anyone. You can choose to believe what you
    want. Unfortunately, as a working photographer, I don't have that
    choice, and I have to both (1) know what the legal position is and
    (2) abide by it.

    I have merely repeated the advice given to me by one of the UK's top
    intellectual property lawyers, advice which was simple, clear and
    extremely expensive. I have also been involved in two legal cases
    concerning image rights. Thanks to his advice, I was on the right
    side in both of them. Had I taken your advice, I would have lost both
    cases, very expensively.

    I am constantly amused by barrack room lawyers on here who know less
    than **** all about the law, but still sound off about "rights" that
    they don't have. You's just another complete tosser who has not the
    faintest idea what he is on about.

    Thankfully for you, there is no chance that you will ever be
    personally in a position to rely on your "knowledge", because you are
    'not even wrong'. If you don't know what that means, look it up.

    And welcome to my kill file, Justin. ;-)
    Bruce, Jun 21, 2010
  9. Phil Stovell

    Phil Stovell Guest

    I am going to send a final demand threatening legal action if he doesn't
    respond within 2 weeks. If he doesn't I'll ask again in uk.legal and xpost
    here. Depending on that, I'll either use MCOL or drop it.
    Phil Stovell, Jun 22, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    On the contrary, the quality of his advice ensured we won both cases
    and our legal costs were paid by the other side.

    Anyone who bases actions on your "humble" opinion, or that of any of
    the other barrack room lawyers on here, could find it costs them dear.
    Bruce, Jun 22, 2010
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    Phil Stovell Guest

    £25 to MCOL doesn't seem that much to lose.
    Phil Stovell, Jun 22, 2010
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    Rob Morley Guest

    He thinks the magistrate could award the defendant costs or damages on
    the basis of it being a frivolous prosecution.
    Rob Morley, Jun 22, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    There was no foul language in the message you replied to. None.

    If you still doubt that, it is all quoted above: Try reading it.

    It seems that you lack any of the humility that you seek to claim.
    Bruce, Jun 22, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Likewise. And I have seen nothing to support you position.
    Chris H, Jun 23, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Ignorance is no excuse.
    Bruce, Jun 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    I am not ignorant. I have looked into this and you seem to be in a group
    of 1 + your imaginary friend.

    Can you cite cases to back up your position?
    Chris H, Jun 23, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Not only ignorant, but offensive with it.

    Ctrl-K. Bye.
    Bruce, Jun 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    At this rate he is going to kill file everyone on this group and will be
    happy talking to himself.
    Chris H, Jun 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Just realised why I was kill filed... I asked him to cite the cases he
    was talking about.
    Chris H, Jun 23, 2010
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    Phil Stovell Guest

    Coincidentally, the bloke who ran the pub before the current one was
    called Bruce. Nice bloke, too.
    Phil Stovell, Jun 23, 2010
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