Customer: Hi - My name is ***** ***** - The issue relates to a paid for image use terminates for use on my website, if I change the domain name, and the image remains in place in the article for which license was purchase?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I paid a photographer for use of an image at my website and I told him it would remain on my website citing the site's then domain name. Two years (2009) later I had to change my domain name, but all the content remained intact on my server. Six years later (and we had correspondence three years after as I offered him an interview for the site at the new domain name) he's threatening to sue me for copyright infringement
because my sites domain name changed. I contend that my use of the domain name to describe my website as where the image will reside refers to the website, regardless of any changes to the domain name. His image is in the same spot in the article as it has been since 2007. I've received a letter threatening up to $150,000 damages.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Intellectual Property Law
Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit?
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.