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    Senior Member -chris-'s Avatar
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    A former client has threatened to sue me unless I remove their name/information from my website. Do I have to remove the information? I do not have a link to their website from mine, I simply have a .jpg of the logo that is linked to a .jpg/screenshot of the finalized site.

    Legally, do they have a leg to stand on to have this information removed?
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    Just remove it.
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    It's gone. But it still pisses me off.
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    It depends on the language you used that's associated with the picture. If you just said you (or your business) designed the site in question, and the screenshot is your design, I don't see much wrong with it.

    But I'm no lawyer.
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    Senior Member -chris-'s Avatar
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    It was the logo, that linked to a jpg of a screenshot of the design, and a description of what I did (CSS, HTML, etc.) just like what I have for the other sites listed.
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    Filburt is right, best to just remove it.

    If you had a contract in place you should have wording in their that anything you create can be used for advertising your portfolio. Cover all medias (print, web, etc).

    They have no legal recourse against you if there is no contract in place, but if they asked to have it removed then it is best to just do it. You don't need them talking negatively about you.

    Best to have that in your contract going forward.

    Good luck.......
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    Yea, I have it in my contracts now. I didn't have one then, the band members were all friends and/or co-workers, so I did it all for nothing.

    Oh well, live and learn!
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    I'd be interested in why they thought they needed to sue. Had they asked you to remove it before? Did they mention why they wanted it removed?
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    They said that their new agent demanded I take it down, and no there was no prior communication.
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    Could you not compromise and just have a link to their site on it's own?


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