Pay for the Right to Use Content
If you've arrived here, you probably received a letter from us or our lawyers. In that case, you've probably used a work of art without permission.
Why Did You Receive a Letter from Us?
Photographers, press agencies and stock photo agencies work with Permission Machine to determine where their images are being used online. When we find websites where their work is being used without permission or a valid license, they can request compensation for a work you are using illegally.
Permission Machine protects those copyrights for artists and agencies and acts as an image licenser on their behalf. The letter you've received is an invitation to buy a retroactive license, so the artist receives fair compensation for the work they have created.
Why Buy a License?
The retroactive image license authorizes the use of the image(s) that you've used or are using without permission. The license fee pays for your right to use the image. Remember that an artist makes a living creating images and must be paid for their use.
From what we know, you're using the image(s) mentioned in the letter without permission. So we request that you purchase the proposed license to legitimize your publication of the image(s).
If you do have a valid license, please e-mail us the license as soon as possible. After we have confirmed that it's accurate, we will immediately close the case, inform the artist and make a note of it in our system.
What's the Cost of a License?
You can find all the information about calculating Permission Machine's licensing fees here.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to be well-informed about copyright. Please read our FAQs which contain answers to your questions and useful tips and links. If you have more questions regarding this letter, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be glad to talk with you. Your legal adviser or intellectual copyright attorney can also provide you with more information.