wheel - 3:44 pm on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
I just had an exhausting call with a lawyer. It's difficult to get specific advice in terms of a direction out of them, but eventually I arrived at this.
- send them a letter saying I have records indicating I own the (C), I own it, they're infringing. Give them a date to remove the content, otherwise I will seek counsel.
- next step is a 'scary letter' as the lawyer said. $500-$1000.
- if that doesn't work, we can file something with the courts in my country, cost about $5K. If they haven't folded by then, they normally do at that point.
- only other option is a lawsuit which is $100K. Absolutely ridiculous. They can break the law but the legal system provides no effective recourse.
Lawyer also advises that shooting scrapers is definitely illegal outside of Texas, but one is entitled to free representation at the trial :).