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ziad@ezzat.com

Email from PicRights.com #2

Confidential/For Settlement Purposes Only
Via Email

August 15, 2019

Dear Ziad

Thank you for your email.

The Image is licensed solely for editorial purposes (to inform or illustrate newsworthy events and not to promote products or services) and the primary market for the Image is for educational or informational purposes — the same purpose as to how your client has used the Image.  Based on the same rationale, there would be hardly any market for this Image because it is almost always used for similar reasons as to how you used the Image.

Infringement arises if the whole or a substantial part of an image has been copied. Any use of a manipulated file or derivative work (e.g. cropping, color changes, layering, rotating, etc) without a license from the copyright holder still constitutes copyright infringement. While your company has been using a modified version of the image in question, we believe a substantial part of the original image has been copied.

The image published on your website is a rights-managed image represented exclusively by Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its appointed sub-agents worldwide. The use of rights-managed image represented by Agence France-Presse (AFP) requires a license covering each and every use. By using their copyright-protected image without license or authorization you infringed Agence France-Presse (AFP) copyright and payment of an applicable retroactive license is required to resolve the matter completely.

In order to settle this matter amicably Picrights has reduced the fee by 50% to $474.00. Kindly go to https://resolve.picrights.com/3959-2637-3720 , click on the payment button and follow the instruction to pay via credit card or PayPal. This final reduction will be available to you through (08/25/2019), by which time payment must be received or the offer will be withdrawn.

Under the Question section Click on “Additional Supporting Documents” and you will find a copy of the Settlement agreement and Release, Statement of Authorization, Confirmation of Rights Holdership and Request for Payment.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Geoff Beal
PicRights
T: +1 888 367 7778