PicRights International Inc. on behalf of Associated Press
Hudson Bay Centre
2 Bloor St. East , Suite 3500
Toronto ON M4W 1A8 Canada
Telephone: +1 437 887 2292, https://www.picrights.com/
August 10, 2020
Via physical mail and email
Image License Validation for Associated Press – Reference Number: 7688-7532-2397
Dear Ziad Ezzat,
As an introduction, PicRights (“PicRights”) provides licensing compliance services to third-party content owners, including Associated Press. Please note that PicRights is not a law firm and I am not a lawyer.
PicRights has noticed that imagery represented by Associated Press has been displayed on your website: http://www.ezzat.com/. However, Associated Press has been unable to find a license for this usage of the imagery by your organisation. Therefore we are acting on behalf of Associated Press to obtain compensation for your unauthorized past use of their imagery.
At the end of this message, we’ve attached a visual reference of the imagery and its use on your website we are referring to.
Our goal in contacting you is to ascertain if you hold an active license for this use with Associated Press or with any other entity authorized by Associated Press to license and distribute the imagery:
- If you do have an active license for the use of this imagery, we kindly ask you to send us your valid license / authorization, by visiting https://resolve.picrights.com/768875322397 and clicking the “I have a license…” link; or
- If you do not have an active license for the use of this imagery, we request that you remove the imagery from your website.
Please be aware that removal of the imagery alone will not resolve this issue. We also require payment of compensation in the amount of $1000.00 for the past unauthorized usage of the imagery.
You will find further information about this matter along the Remittance payment options by visiting https://resolve.picrights.com/768875322397
We would like to resolve this time-sensitive issue as soon as possible and request that you take action within 14 days from the date of this correspondence.
We fully appreciate that this is a very difficult time. With that in mind, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this matter with you, in the hope that we can achieve a resolution.
If you believe you have received this notice in error or have questions, please contact us with your reference number 7688-7532-2397 at email@example.com.
On behalf of PicRights and Associated Press, we thank you for your cooperation and look forward to assisting you in resolving this matter
PicRights International Inc.
+1 437 887 2292
To learn more about PicRights and this specific matter please visit: https://resolve.picrights.com/768875322397.
This correspondence is without prejudice to PicRights’s and Associated Press’s, rights and remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.
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