Order to Cease and Desist makes the image thief obliged to remove your photograph and pay you the licensing fee and the legal costs.
The due licensing fee is usually calculated using the industry average. That’s fair and offers transparency for the opposing side. If your normal licensing fees are much higher than the average, we can demand your usual fees. The law also protects you in these cases.
Examples of fees according to MFM Tables 2018:
6 months on a homepage – 193 €
1 month on Social Media – 179 €
1 year on Social Media – 553 €
1 month in an online magazine – 40 €
All fees are doubled if the photographer is not mentioned as the author.
We do our best to solve the dispute quickly. The assigned attorney often comes to an agreement with the infringing company. It’s a win-win for both sides – cases brought to the court imply much higher costs. If we settle the dispute out of court, you will receive 55% of the damages. You pay us only when we’re successful and the opposing side also covers the legal costs.