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/

December 7, 2020

Via physical mail and email

Ziad Ezzat
Oakland, California
United States

Unlicensed Use of Associated Press Imagery – Reference Number: 7688-7532-2397 – Ziad Ezzat

If this matter has already been resolved, please disregard this communication. 

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. 

You were previously notified of your organization’s unlicensed use of Associated Press’s imagery, which is displayed at the end of this correspondence. Copies of our prior correspondence are viewable at the following links for your reference:
Sep 23, 2020    https://history.picrights.com/render/HistoryTemplate/30164/YP7V5Q
Aug 10, 2020    https://history.picrights.com/render/HistoryTemplate/30164/XT8Q6Q

To date, the matter has not been fully resolved.

Removal of the imagery alone will not satisfy this issue; we require a payment of $1000.00 for past usage of the imagery at issue, even after you have removed the imagery. The payment options are listed at the end of this email.

Unless you contact us or remit the payment within 14 days, we may withdraw the proposed fee and refer this matter to an attorney to pursue other options.

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.

To resolve this matter, you can visit https://resolve.picrights.com/768875322397 or contact us at resolve@picrights.com. Please contact PicRights immediately if you believe you have received this correspondence in error.

Sincerely,

Geoff Beal
Compliance Officer
PicRights International Inc.
+1 437 887 2292
resolve@picrights.com

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.

“DISCLAIMER:  PicRights International Inc. is not a law firm and the compliance officer named above is not a lawyer.  You are encouraged to seek independent legal advice with respect to this claim.” 

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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