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Re the locked stolen photo what to do thread


thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
18 Dec 2012 2:30PM
Many of us have found that the County Court is a complete waste of time.

Experienced defendants have twigged that a CC judgement means something like, "the Court agrees that Mr XXX does indeed owe you £££ and you may now collect it with the blessing of the Court". There isn't much we can do if the defendant doesn't feel like paying up.

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 3:18PM
If the cost is more than £750 you can apply for a bankruptcy petition - I like the idea of that!
Mindy you, it costs about £800 (coincidentally Tongue!)
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 4:57PM

Quote:Many of us have found that the County Court is a complete waste of time.

Add me to that list.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
18 Dec 2012 5:05PM

Quote:Many of us have found that the County Court is a complete waste of time.


Who is 'us' out of interest? And who is it that didn't pay? Ragamuffins that play the system are abound, although anyone genuinely in debt would have my sympathy.

I've used threat of county court to force an unresponsive spiv landlord out of the woodwork when he owed me money. Worked quite efficiently - no lawyers involved. What is this new facility for photographers if it isn't recognition that not enough has been done up until this point for individuals? Seems to me to be something of a shift, but I'll reserve judgement for a while.

I don't really understand photographers who don't give a crap about unauthorised use of their work - except the banana boat amateurs that enjoy it for reasons of vanity.
Cephus e2
10 2.2k England
18 Dec 2012 8:43PM

Quote: except the banana boat amateurs that enjoy it for reasons of vanity.



???? Please explain. banana boat.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
18 Dec 2012 9:56PM

Quote:???? Please explain. banana boat.


Someone that is said to have come 'straight off of a banana boat' is naive, or inexperienced, although I haven't a clue where the phrase originates from.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Dec 2012 10:04PM

Quote:Please explain. banana boat


Same as in Bovril boats, boats that carried crap.


Quote:I don't really understand photographers who don't give a crap about unauthorised use of their work


I don`t give a crap, if I did I wouldn`t post Smile
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
18 Dec 2012 10:13PM

Quote:I don`t give a crap, if I did I wouldn`t post Smile

Yep!
Cephus e2
10 2.2k England
18 Dec 2012 10:16PM

Quote:???? Please explain. banana boat.

Someone that is said to have come 'straight off of a banana boat' is naive, or inexperienced, although I haven't a clue where the phrase originates from.



OK thanks for the explanation, I agree it's a very strange phrase.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
18 Dec 2012 10:19PM

Quote:I don`t give a crap, if I did I wouldn`t post Smile


Well yeah Paul, but you're just a knockabout hobbyist aren't you?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Dec 2012 10:26PM
Yep just like you.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
18 Dec 2012 10:27PM

Quote:Yep just like you.


Tongue
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 10:38PM

Quote:???? Please explain. banana boat.

Someone that is said to have come 'straight off of a banana boat' is naive, or inexperienced, although I haven't a clue where the phrase originates from.



The banana boats (yep - the boats carrying shipments of bananas from the West Indies) were the cheapest way to get across to UK or America. So someone 'off the banana boat' was a new immigrant, usually looking pretty clueless about what was going on.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
18 Dec 2012 11:51PM
Apologies for what seemed a very condescending post, Paul - sincerely. Of course I'm a hobbyist, but I also rely on licensing photos to help me eatódon't really care about the semantics. If I could put Muppet on a tax form I'd do it.

Maybe it's just me then, although I'm not precious about my pictures, particularly, nor do I generally take the type of photo that's going to be stolen with any great frequency. It's just that I've worked too hard at this and for too long to agree with the notion of a free-for-all. Other people clearly think differently, and are coming at it from a different perspective.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
19 Dec 2012 12:54AM

Quote:Many of us have found that the County Court is a complete waste of time.

And who is it that didn't pay?



When the County Court judges against somebody, a CCJ appears on their credit history. If it is, or going to be the first, even the threat of County Court will bring the person to heel. Some rogues collect CCJs and one more isn't going to make any difference.

After a CCJ, the plaintiff is entitled to send round the bailiffs who have no right of entry to the premises and bailiffs can only enter if they're invited in. Once inside the premises, bailiffs cannot distrain goods that are deemed essential such as certain furniture and other household goods nor goods that are not fully owned by the defendant. Many a bailiff has returned empty handed.

When the Community Charge was in full swing, my then other half was Head of Revenue for a Council and I learned a lot about bailiffs while chatting to them at tedious functions. Many Councils found that Community Charge was all but impossible to collect in many cases. Although no effort was spared, many millions went uncollected.

One departed friend always threated defaulters with High Court where the officers do have teeth.

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