Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203 #00027

Submission Number:
00027
Commenter:
Tracey Lawrence
Organization:
Tracey Lawrence
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203

The practices of PAE's must be monitored and subject to scrutiny and regulation. Certain entities, like Getty Images, are particularly aggressive in their pursuit of small business who use images in their marketing. They accuse and threaten organizations who have little enough revenue over fair use of material without any proof of ownership or rights to make claims. Further, they exercise no sesne of proportion in use of these images. These practices cost business owners thousands of dollars in time and fees, fighting off these often unwarranted attacks. If they are going to make claims against anyone, then they should be held accountable in providing evidence that they do, indeed own the right to pursue the outrageous fees they demand.