Copyright free images
We have recently made aware that some businesses may have been contacted by a company alleging that they owe copyright fees for the use of some images which were provided by the North York Moors National Park. If you are contacted, you don't need to pay the fee. We suggest you respond with the following wording:
We can confirm that the rights to the Bridestones image in question was purchased by the North York Moors National Park on a copyright free basis. Our records include documentation clearly stating the necessary permissions for onward distribution to tourism businesses in the North York Moors area on a copyright free basis. Documentation to this effect were forwarded to the Visual Rights Group by ourselves in January 2023 and therefore I would have expected them to stop pursuing businesses in this manner.
Head of Marketing & Communications
North York Moors National Park