From: M_ W_
To: Curt Cloninger
Subject: RE: FW: Unauthorized Use
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 17:07:07 -0500
I understand that you are not hosting the image but any display of the image without a proper license is illegal. From our terms and conditions - Any use of the image without such a license from Getty Images is unauthorized. A license is needed in order to receive permission to reproduce or manipulate this image. I know that you can only assume that the image was licensed but I am telling you that it is not, therefore all displays, including yours, is unauthorized. We have the right to contact the isp host to ask for cooperation when they have even less involvement in the content - Under Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act, known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, upon notice of infringement, in order to take advantage of limitation of liability, qualified Internet Service Providers must expeditiously remove the infringing material. From the photographers perspective, who has asked us to represent and protect his work, his image is featured on your site and is being used to promote a good or service. This type use requires a license and a fee or is considered copyright infringement.