To whom it may concern
We are sending this email on behalf of our client, Photograph Independent Consortium of America, Inc. (PICA), and its member companies. The PICA is a trade association whose member companies create, manufacture, and distribute approximately sixty (60) percent of all legitimate professional images sold in the US.
As these copyrighted images are their main source of income, our client imposes all the copyrights to said images.
It has come to the attention of our client that your website, kinuura-yacht.com, which you own, used one of the copyrighted images without approval and without any proper credit to the copyright owner.
As you never got (nor asked for) approval to use our client’s images, your work constitutes copyright infringement, in accordance with Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
Accordingly, you could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein. Removal of the image won’t fix the copyright issue, as we have recorded proof of the image being used on your website.
Our client requests that you deposit $200 in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to their wallet: bc1qq4l0gyav2nn56w94k95gg5er863hf2gtykudeq to receive full approval to use their pictures on your website.
We have been instructed to follow legal action to repair the finance damage if you refuse to pay the copyright waiver fee of $200.
You are hereby requested to add the required funds of $200 to this bitcoin wallet: bc1qq4l0gyav2nn56w94k95gg5er863hf2gtykudeq as fee for copyrighted image usage. Our client will allow you to continue using the image/s after you pay the required sum.
If they have not received the requested fee within 15 days of email receival, we will have to take legal recourse and settle this matter in court.
There won’t be a further notice.
Ardent Fox LLP | International Requests