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Deleted a copyright video accidentally from a file share in…

Deleted a copyright video...

Deleted a copyright video accidentally from a file share in Dropbox and now the copyright holder is threatening to report me.

Lawyer's Assistant: What written documentation do you have?

None but on the persons website it says all their material is copyrighted

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?

No. I reached out to a couple attorneys but it’s the weekend. I haven’t been served with anything and no motice or filing. This all happened yesterday. I’m freaking out. I didn’t know I couldn’t delete the video

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Just because you deleted the video, the owner does not still have a copy? What would they sue you for, since to violate a copyright you have to use the video or display it in commerce. Deleting a video is not a copyright violation.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
IM ashamed to say it but it was for an adult homemade video. She sent me a link via email, I clicked on it and it took me to Dropbox. I downloaded it to my computer then deleted the file because I thought it was just a temporary file. The video is only for personal use.

Thank you for your reply.

It is NOT a copyright violation, there is nothing to sue you for. Sounds, more like she is trying to extort money from you.

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