Complaint Review: Getty Images - Seattle Washington
- Getty Images 601 N 34th St. Seattle, Washington U.S.A.
- Category: Internet Services
Getty Images sending letters demanding money and making false claims Seattle Washington
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Getty Images Demands
*Consumer Comment: Petition to stop Getty extortion
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Getty needs to be going after the web template companies
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Most of what they are coming across are innocent people who legitimately bought a web template from a different company which contained the pictures in question (and were given the rights to use those pictures). Or, they downloaded the pictures from other resources which also gave them the right to use that picture.it did not come from Getty Images.
These innocent people who bought templates from outside companies were given the right to use these templates as is.and had the documented rights to use the pictures Getty is claiming they own. When one of their innocent victims asks Getty Images to provide proof that they indeed own the right to the pictures in questionthey will NOT provide legitimate proof. In the letter they demand $1000 per picture but will settle for roughly 70% of that price if you pay immediately. Since the people they are sending these demanding letters to are innocent and have not done anything knowingly wrongmany don't know what to do.they are caught in the middle as an innocent bystanders.
Most, if not all, have immediately removed the pictures in question from their websites and have not made any money from those pictures,but Getty continues to send invoices demanding that they pay regardless of if they have taken the pictures down. This is wrong! Getty needs to be going after the web template companies that sell these templates.not the innocent customers of those web template companies. Instead they have chosen to send out letters to people all over the country demanding payment and threatening to take them to court...even when the pictures in question are immediately removed upon initial notification!
WKD, District of Columbia
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