Re: [messengers] kenda / creacy / shutterstock - a responce

Date: 1 Dec 2010 01:29:58 +0100
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>

I have not heard anything about Kenda and Marco yet, but I believe it is
safe to buy their products without calling them nasty names.

> Here is the response from "S.v. Luma", the photographer:
> Hi Corey,
> I am wondering if you are his representative, or lawyer, or just a friend?
> We took this picture on the street, and the person is unrecognizable. There
> are no logos anywhere in the photo, and his face is blurred as well. It
> might as well be someone else with the same shirt and bicycle. Shutterstock
> accepted this photo without a model release form because the person is
> unrecognizable, it is in their company policy. So let Marco contact me
> personally if he wants, if it is him in the picture, and we will start a
> dispute with Shutterstock. They have the rights to this photo; I don't have
> them any longer. If you look at the photo, Shutterstock's copyright is on
> the photo. In the photo I am attaching, on the right side it says release
> information: N/A. If model release was necessary, I don't believe
> Shutterstock would have accepted the photo.
> Best,
> S.V. Luma
> No release form was signed. Bingo!
> Corey the Courier
> power of the pen...
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>> It appears to be a case of: "I thought you were going to call me". Now
>> Kenda is fully aware of Marco's dislike of his image used without permission
>> and Marco is aware of Kenda's willingness to settle the matter. Today Marco
>> will call Kenda Tires.
>> I'll forward the results of the coversation with Kenda later when I return
>> from rolling around Manhattan.
>> I received a standard automatic email response from Shutterstock, the
>> company that sold the photo to Kenda, saying a representative would directly
>> reply at a later time. In the email I described the problem with Kenda and
>> the existence of a release form signed by Marco.
>> I will also forward that response as well.
>> I notified S.v. Luma about the problem with Kenda, Shutterstock, Marco,
>> the abscence of a release form, bikers who dislike being exploited. I await
>> his response on Facebook.
>> Thanks for your assistance and letters to Kenda.
>> Corey the Courier
>> the pen is mightier than the sword...