httpwebwitch - 6:43 pm on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
source: http://extortionletterinfo.com/ [extortionletterinfo.com]
<snip> It quickly became apparent to me that there are many victims like myself who fell victim to the countless unscrupulous web banner, template, and graphic designers from India (and other similar countries that habitually and deliberately disregard and violate copyrights) that profit by stealing licensed images and incorporating them into their "creations" (web templates, web banners, and web graphics) and reselling them to their customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
ahh, I get it. you bought stolen goods. Those designers fenced you. It wasn't "accidental" per se, but it was unintentional.
It takes diligence to make sure you're not getting hot images in your cheap layouts. Pay up front for properly licensed or original photography, and you'll save later in copyright lawsuits.