May 03, 2004 12:43am
Disputed Matrix Images
Source: Vivid Video, Inc
by: Steven Hirsh, President
(CHATSWORTH, CA) -- Gentlemen: As you may be aware, Vivid Video, Inc. ["Vivid"] and Matrix Content, Inc. ["Matrix"] are currently involved in a potential dispute involving the alleged use of photographic images in which Matrix owns the copyright.
More specifically, Matrix furnished Vivid with a number of its copyrighted images for Vivid to post on the Internet. Matrix now asserts that some of the use of the Matrix photographic images by Vivid's distributors, and by Webmasters associated with Vivid, are beyond the scope of its grant of permission to use.
Vivid is hoping to resolve the matter and avoid litigation with Matrix over the use of said images. Accordingly, to the extent that you are able to identify any photographic images placed on any of your Web sites that came from Vivid and originated with Matrix, please immediately remove such images from your Web sites, and sever any Internet links that you may have for such images to any other Web site of which you are aware.
To the extent that you may have hard physical copies or chromes of said images, they must be immediately returned to Vivid. Failure to remove such images and links, and to return the copies to Vivid, could subject you to potential claims of Matrix.
If you are unable to determine exactly which photographic images furnished to you by Vivid are in fact images that originated with Matrix, please let us know forthwith. We will be asking Matrix to identify any of its copyrighted images of which it is aware as well.
I am sorry for any inconvenience that the foregoing may cause you, but it is in everyone's interest that we cooperate in the joint effort.
Vivid Video, Inc
Steven Hirsh, President