I used an image from Google Image search on my website, then I was sent a demand for £983.25 via a solicitor.
I understand now that I should have research the legality of using images before using it, but it was an honest mistake, I wish I had never made.
I explaining this and my financial situation and offered small regular payments. I also asked them for the official register of copyright ownership for the image. However they replied: there is no official register of copyright ownership for the image.
Does this mean I could/should try to negotiate the amount of money asked for?
They have asked to see bank statements as they require evidence of my current financial status in order for their client to take a view on the situation.
Are they likely to lower the amount asked for?