Reuploading the content without our permission of the creator's permission.
I hope all is well with you.
We are a video licensing agency, we license our clients content to networks and video marketing websites.
The respondents had uploaded the content without any permission of us or the creator of the video. We reached out to them to clear a license to use the video but they refused. This caused us the loss of 500USD per license per URL (Total: 2000USD).
Given the fact that the respondents is a renowned network, who is very aware of the copyright laws and licensing rules, their copyright team did not cooperate when we reached out to them. Neither their PR team.
They had so many choices before violating our copyright, they could have just texted our client reaching for his permission (other users have done that) or they could have reached out to us to pay the licensing fees. Or at least they should have accepted the licensing offers we submitted to them. But they insisted on violating our rights and refused to license the content.
The question is: if we or one of our clients has uploaded a sports event owned by ESPN, would it be ok? Of Course not. Same should apply to ESPN distributing our content without permission.
We are asking for a relief of 1500USD per license per URL. (Total of 4500USD).
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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