Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Ltd., Unpaid invoice Dispute, Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Inc. O/A Centre Hastings Ice Miners Refuse - Disputes Register
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Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Ltd.
Ref: 2468
Filed: 11/01/2024

Accused Company:

Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Ltd.

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Company number: ca-CC_15070465
Website: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092447190580&mibextid=2JQ9oc

Marmora, Ontario
Canada - Ontario

Allegation: Unpaid invoice



Value: CAD 5,140.58


Dispute details:

UNPAID INVOICE; COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Inc. O/A Centre Hastings Ice Miners Refuse to Pay Bill.

The owner contacted our company via email on April 28, 2023 requesting the following:
"We are looking for someone who could be our official photographer. We need pictures for merchandise, programs, website, social media and probably many other things I'm forgetting. Our home games will be in Marmora on Saturdays at 3pm. There might be an occasional Madoc or even Stirling games, but they will be rare. We will be busing to away games over 1.5 hours, anything less were driving. Tweed, Deseronto and North Frontenac basically. I have certain rules that I have to follow. I can reimburse your costs, and I can give you a 1 time payment that we agree upon for your time."

May 1, 2023 emails were exchanged and agreed upon with service pricing.
CC'd on these emails were the Owner, CFO and Centre Hastings Ice Miners'
Team Coach.
They requested "a little time for sponsorship money to come in to pay the bill"

August 2024 began coverage.
September-November provided coverage and content regularly.

October 21 CFO Contacted our company to assist in creating a "Program".
It was explained to the CFO that if images were to be printed the invoice's "one time payment" would need to be paid ASAP to gain private printing rights.
Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment printed the images WITHOUT a print release form or payment made to gain private printing rights.

Between this point and November 30, 2024- Invoiced the Ownership 3 times.

December: Ownership refused to pay and claimed my company were on a "volunteer" basis.
Our company was made aware of drug use in the facility by members of the Centre Hastings Ice Miners
Hockey Team, of the Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Inc.
Our response to both the non-payment and unsafe working conditions was to discontinue service to Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Inc.

Two more invoices were sent out in December.

Late December 2023: the ownership became aggressive and abrasive. Refused payment of invoice.
Upon explaining copyright laws ownership stated: "I would also request a payment schedule starting Feb 1, 2023 with 6 equal payments all due on the 1st of each month.
This should be around $490."
As this date was already past, and the "payments" only totaled to $2940, we declined and reminded them that the pricing originally provided was based on bulk rates for the season, and it was THEIR request that payment be made in one lump sum.
In the same email the ownership demanded: "I will also own the photos and all rights."
As stated from the beginning (and reiterated on EVERY invoice), Private printing rights are granted once FULL payment is made.
We educated the ownership on types of rights, and at this time we did send ownership a quote for "total" rights to the images. The ownership declined this option and still insists that they own all rights and use of the images and content created.

Late December: We were notified by affiliates of Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment Ltd O/A Centre Hastings Ice Miners
January 2024: Updated Invoices were sent via email, and it appears that
Centre Hastings Sports and Entertainment has blocked contact on all platforms.







Attempts to resolve dispute:

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Complainant:

Gabrielle Ascott

Marmora , Canada

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