How to make a small claim against a newspaper for copyright

  • 11 months ago
Syed Rizwan has pictures of himself hunting in Africa. The Daily Mirror wanted to whip up anger against Syed, which it is allowed to do. It can even steal his photographs to use because they are in the 'public domain'. However, it has to pay a reproduction fee when it uses photographs, especially when it uses them without permission. Newspapers often forget to tell that to their victims. Syed's company invoiced the Daily Mirror and its sister publication WalesOnline for £1,200+VAT per picture. This film shows how he took the newspaper's parent company Reach plc to court using the Small Claims Court Online. In an out-of-court settlement, he eventually won an undisclosed sum from Reach plc rumoured to be more than £5,000.

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