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Ebay Auctions removed-Law Firm Sent Me A Letter Copyright

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by wdw2011, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. wdw2011

    wdw2011 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Got a new letter in the mail, telling me that I need to meet their demands that were outlined in an earlier letter or they will take any and all actions necessary.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Ignore anything they send, obey court orders only.


    Sent from my iPad3 using Tapatalk HD
     
  3. wdw2011

    wdw2011 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I'm still going to ignore it, fingers crossed I don't get served!
     
  4. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    That's probably the best/right thing to do at this time. Good luck to you.
     
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    Did the letter release you from future lawsuits from 20th Century Fox? Probably not, the last line probably states that your payment does not eliminate future legal proceeding by the copyright holders (20th Century Fox).

    I also read that a copyright protection agency just got shut down Feb 23rd due to the extortion emails/letters they sent out in mass. A judge found it illegal to threaten someone for money with non legal documents. (I guess they must come from the copyright holders attorneys who actually hold some clout with the actual company).

    I guess 100s and thousands of people are emailed for extortion money, and lots pay.
     
  6. wdw2011

    wdw2011 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Well I have heard of one other person that this happened to and this person found out that the attorney claiming to represent the company that was being infringed upon really did not represent them. The letter never stated that it would release me from future lawsuits but I wondered if I complied with the demands(sending them the merchandise and $325) if later they would come back and try to get more out of me.
     
  7. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    I wouldn't do anything (send anything) but it's up to you. They "might" come back to you for more even if you complied with their demands. There is no way for us to know.
     
  8. Mebius

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    By complying.........you admit guilt. You responded once (which you shouldn't have) and they are going to make you more afraid. Unless the letter admonishes you from future lawsuits, it is just plain extortion.

    If you went to the actual company, gave them a check and dropped of any merchandise, they wouldn't know what you were talking about.

    Unless you get a certified letter from a lawyer actually working for 20th century fox, don't do anything.
     
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    You are mistaken. You never received any letters. You have no knowledge of any of this. (Jedi mind trick)
     
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