Agencies Step Up Copyright Enforcement as Infringers Fight Back

December 20, 2012

By David Walker

This past July 4, Toronto-based stock photo agency Masterfile sent a $57,030 invoice to an unidentified company for the unauthorized Web use of five images. Pay up within ten days, the invoice said, or “Masterfile will be obliged to continue its legal process without further notice to you.” The recipient handed the letter over to ExtortionLetterInfo (ELI), an advocacy group...

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