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I am being sued for copyright infringement by photography company boxist.com

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by VisionMaster, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    #21
    @VisionMaster
    First of all, google does not gives you permission to download and use the image on your website.
    They show you search results, with intent to take you to the website of the person from where google got the content.
    They even have a copyright notice on google informing this.
    SEMrush
    What you did is something like this,
    You found a nice painting in an art gallery, and because its free to "see", you took it off the wall, and left!
    Do you understand the situation now?

    Now, if the court letter is real, then you are in trouble.
    You will need to hire a lawyer, and try to settle the case outside the court, by paying something.
    Your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf, not you.
    You will end up paying to the copyright owner, and your lawyer.

    But first make sure that the letter is real.
    Court letters are not sent in email.
    They are delivered to your house, either by someone from court, or by police, and you sign for it indicating that you have received it.
    Signing might be optional in your country, I don't know, but they are always sent in person, not in email.

    If this letter is not real, then thank GOD that you have learnt a valuable lesson for free.
    This could actually be a real life situation.
    Stop downloading images from google...

    If in doubt, talk to a lawyer, show them the letter, make sure its real, not a scam.
     
    JEET, Apr 20, 2021 IP
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    SEMrush
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    #22
    If I could like your post, I would. :)
     
    jrbiz, Apr 21, 2021 IP
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    belfast Peon

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    #23
    You need legal advice from a solicitor. Eg. one that deals with Computer & ICT Law (https://madden-finucane.com/services/business-finance/computer-ict-law/)
     
    belfast, Jan 10, 2022 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    mmerlinn, Jan 10, 2022 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    That's one of the ugliest websites I've seen in a while. Given what lawyers charge per 15 minutes you'd think they would have a website that didn't look like it was put together by their gran.
     
    sarahk, Jan 10, 2022 IP
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