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Dealing with a vexatious copyright complainant

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OK, so I’d like someone else to comment on this.

The situation is a little complicated, but the long and the short of it is the complaint is vexatious.
The short-ish version:
I’ve been hosting a small site for many, many years. Over the years, certain items have been implemented with the permission of others, or from other sources- ‘Under licence’ if you will.

Someone has now decided that he retrospectively wishes to change all the licencing conditions that his work is under, and is now sending threatening emails to my host.

As soon as I was aware of this dispute, I pro-actively made the host aware of it, and was assured that nothing would be done without an order from a ‘court or other authority’, but now that they’ve received a nastygram, they’re threatening to take my whole site down if a cease and desist or Letter Before Action is recieved.
I wish to fight this- I have ample evidence that I’m complying with the original conditions the files were released under, and several email trails stating that I am free to do as I like with said files.

I’m UK based, does anyone have any advice please?
Host’s opinions would be good too, as perhaps I’m a little blinkered as to their position (Which I accept is somewhat between a rock and a hard place), but on the flip side, I’ve interacted with them, explained my position with supporting evidence and offered to take this up in court.

Also, to note this gentleman has sent a nastygram covering as far as I can tell all the content on my site. (At present, the host will not even supply me with the nastygram…)
95% of it has nothing to do with him. Due to the comparatively small nature of the site and the 12+ years I’ve been online, that will probably get a little sticky to prove.
The content he has had input into dates from 2006- 2008, so even if he wishes to try for a breach of the original ‘contract’ terms, he’s out of time….

Last edited by leezer3; Today at 06:17 AM.

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