"I am instructed to advise you that the use of the photograph of Mr Kibble and one of the Company's logos are considered an infringement of the Company's copyright."The 'fair dealing' and 'de minimis' defences, among several others, against any such allegation of infringement should be enough to ensure that this threat goes no further. However, the fact that the threat was made in this case - and made urgently (within 72 hours) - shows that being associated with spurious village greens can often touch a nerve.
This is very common and applies to a lot of these claims.
There is no fee or charge for sending in one of these claim forms. Again, totally mad but true.
The 'Being a reasonable landowner leads you to being punished' issue
"New Charter has maintained this land for recreational use for people who live nearby and in association with the housing we provide. Although we applied for planning consent to build some more social housing on a small area of the site which we own, we have no proposals to develop further."However, in an attempt to prevent homeless people having a roof over their heads, or additional people enjoying the help that social and affordable housing provides, Stephen Hilton (pictured) has sent in a claim that the New Charter land is a so-called 'village green'.
The selfishness in the spurious village green industry