Photo Infringement Updates 2020 - How do Higbee & Associates define a "non-commercial" entity?
When you receive a copyright infringement demand letter from a company like PicRights (who, for example, may present a photo infringement claim by Agence France-Presse - a company that registers many photos in "groups" with the United States Copyright Office) things can get stressful. Many people tell me they didn't know if the company was legit or not, or whether the demands are real. If PicRights cannot get the claim resolved (i.e. you let it go and do not respond, or do not meet their settlement demands), the case may get "elevated" to the next level which can result in you or your company receiving a photo infringement letter from Santa Ana, California based Higbee & Associates. We offer LOW flat rate legal consultations to help review the claim and any potential defenses to infringement, one being fair use, another factor being "innocent infringement." Here is a recent update on their definition of "non-commercial entity" which may result in Higbee dropping your case, or reducing the settlement demands. Listen in!
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