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Author Topic: Email from Matthew Higbee himself  (Read 1445 times)

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Email from Matthew Higbee himself
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:07:44 PM »
Just received an email from Matthew Higbee. Is this normal for them? I haven’t read anywhere that Matthew Higbee takes the time to email people. Not sure what to think of it. Thoughts anyone?

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Re: Email from Matthew Higbee himself
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 01:28:12 AM »
Yes, it seems unusual that Mr. Higbee himself would email anyone directly on a lower level matter. I have not heard that. I mostly hear it is his subordinate clerks/paralegals or perhaps one of his associate lawyers that contact people.  What did he email you?

Just received an email from Matthew Higbee. Is this normal for them? I haven’t read anywhere that Matthew Higbee takes the time to email people. Not sure what to think of it. Thoughts anyone?
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Re: Email from Matthew Higbee himself
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 08:26:20 AM »
Hi Matthew. Mr. Higbee sent the following:

Pastor Spaulding-

Your understanding of the Fair Use Doctrine and DMCA protections are misguided.    Do you have an attorney in your congregation that can assist you with this matter?

Or perhaps I an suggest some references as to what is covered by fair use: 

https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/

I will be glad to present a reasonable offer to my client.  However, I cannot go back to them and ask them to close the claim based on faulty fair use arguments.   You used their work without a license and they deserve to be compensated.     I would be glad to discuss this with you on the phone if you like.

Best regards,


-Mat
Mathew K. Higbee
Attorney at Law

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Re: Email from Matthew Higbee himself
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 10:51:37 AM »
my guess is " I will be glad to present a reasonable offer to my client." won't be anything close to "reasonable"...it's all about the money... I strongly suggest you read the latest blog post that was recently posted by Levy on the Higbee issues..before doing anything else, or communicating with them.
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Re: Email from Matthew Higbee himself
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 02:43:37 PM »
A pastor of a church accused.   That is an interesting twist. 
Even if I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer.  Copyright matters can have serious consequences.  If you have assets worth protecting, consult a lawyer who is familiar with copyright law and who can review the facts of your case. If you cannot afford one, call your state or county bar association.

 

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