Blatant attempt at extortion!!!

How extraordinary!! I just got an e-mail from a book publisher friend who had just received a nasty e-mail from a Photo Library wanting payment for an image of the Pleiades shown on the cover of one of his books. Now as I had provided the publisher with the Pleiades image I must admit was a bit taken aback by this. However – looking very closely at the Photo Library image – it was clear to me that it wasn’t even my image!!! So I logged on to the Photo Library’s site to have a closer look at their image – and – it is in fact a Robert Gendler image of the Pleiades!!! So this Photo Library just tried to extort £496 out of a totally innocent publisher who had done everything by the book!! I told him to sue the bastards – I really hope he does 🙂

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