Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Unfortunately, not knowing the copyright laws is not a legal defense to being sued for the violation. You did the right thing by removing the image immediately and yes, by all means make them an offer of a settlement, but do not just sent them a check hoping that they will accept it. They will probably take the money and continue to pursue you for the $1200.
Make a settlement offer in writing or over the phone and only if and when you reach an agreement will you want to send them the money and get a Release of All Claims settlement document from them so they cannot come back against you later and sue you.
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In order to answer that I would have to know their collection policies---which I clearly do not. They can sue you, and they will have a winnable case.
You certainly can take a wait and sue approach, but if they do sue you I can assure you that they will seek a lot more than what they are asking for in settlement, and they will seek attorney's fees and court costs as well---which are all payable if you go to a trial.
Your best course of action is to try and negotiate a settlement with them before they give up and sent the matter to their legal department for suit.
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Hi,Is there anything else I can assist you with today?Doug
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