Copyright Troll Mathew Higbee Demands ~$1,000 For Image Only His Team Viewed
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Copyright Troll Mathew Higbee Demands ~$1,000 For Image Only His Team Viewed

from the try-that-again? dept Copyright troll Mathew Higbee and lawyer Paul Levy, described as "the web bully’s worst enemy" , have been battling back and forth ever since Paul wrote up a thorough trashing of Higbee’s trollish behavior nearly a year ago. Levy recently noted that more and more Higbee victims are coming to him, and that Higbee has actually told Levy that he "enjoys" that Levy is flooded with requests from Higbee’s victims. Levy also notes that, in some cases, there is actual infringement happening, and then the question comes down to what is a reasonable amount to pay, and what will Higbee accept. One of the key things that Levy has called Higbee out on is his demand for attorney’s fees, even in cases where that’s not allowed under the law. This is often true in cases where the photographer failed to register their copyright, and they may only obtain "actual damages," rather than statutory damages. Attorney’s fees cannot be counted in actual damages, but Higbee seems to hope that no one notices that. Levy has. In his latest post on all of this, he highlights how Higbee tries to just ignore Levy when called on this […]

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