Copyright Compliance Resolution

Wizpaisa is dedicated to copyright enforcement and claims resolution. Our goal is to resolve copyright infringements quickly, fairly and without resorting to the courts.

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Featured FAQs

From clarifying a copyright infringement notice to explaining copyrights and wrongs, we’re here to help you learn more.

I received a copyright notice. Now what?

What if I bought the image as part of a design template?

What if I hired someone to build my website?

Copyrights & Wrongs

Publication of a copyright notice and/or a watermark with an image is not a requirement under the Copyright Act. An image is protected by copyright from the moment it is created – whether published or not, whether registered or not, and whether or not a copyright notice or watermark accompanies a published image. Anyone searching for images for any media should always assume that the images are copyrighted and may not be used in any context until they have confirmed otherwise. It is the end user’s obligation and responsibility to ensure that they are not infringing on the intellectual property rights of any party prior to publishing any image in any medium.


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Do I need to talk to a lawyer?

We’re providing information on this website as an educational resource, but it doesn’t qualify as legal advice. We highly recommend you speak with a qualified lawyer if you have legal questions about the letter you got from us or about copyright in general. However, you’re not required to hire a lawyer in order to resolve a claim with one of our Copyright Compliance Officers.

Answers to Your Questions

Why did I get a notice from WizPaisa?

As we explained in our letter, you’ve used one or more images owned or represented by one of our clients. Our client can find no record of a license granted for your usage, so it appears that you’ve infringed our client’s copyright. Our client has instructed us to contact you to resolve the matter. Learn more

Is the problem solved if I remove the image?

No. While removing the image mitigates your liability, it doesn’t solve the problem. The use of copyrighted images requires proper licensing to cover any and all uses. Therefore, payment of a license fee is required to resolve the matter completely.

How are retroactive fees calculated?

Stock photos fees vary greatly depending on whether the image is royalty-free (RF) or rights-managed (RM).

What is a copyright?

Copyright is the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, use, distribute and display an original work of authorship, such as a photograph. This right is protected by treaties and the laws of the United States.

For more information, see:
United States Copyright Office – Copyright Basics (PDF)

What if I bought the image as part of a design template?

Under the Copyright Act, you’re ultimately responsible for ensuring that you have permission to use the image. If you purchased or acquired images from a subscription service or a website that provides templates, you’re still liable for copyright infringement if that company didn’t properly license the image for your use.


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