Reacting out of love and empathizing

Getty images went after a past client of mine for ~$1,000 for a supposedly copyrighted image, and the client paid without investigating. I don’t believe the image was copyrighted. If you do a quick Google search you’ll see that Getty images is infamous for serving people out of the blue with weak cases.

The client lived in another state and I was in Pennsylvania at the time. I didn’t go to the hearing on 12/31/16 because it’s hundreds of miles away. I also don’t think she has grounds to sue based on the quick research I did. Small claims can only be done if you both live in the same state. Maybe I’m wrong. Anyways, she’s telling me the judge ruled in her favor.

But this part of the story doesn’t matter. What matters is how I reacted today to it. Since the client sent me the initial court papers, I have kept my cool, but then she sent this to me today: Continue reading “Reacting out of love and empathizing”