I had a website made for me about 2 years ago. This week I received a letter from a law firm apparently representing Getty Images saying one of the images used on the site is from their collection, they hold a copyright and I violated it by using the image on my site. They are asking me to pay $1,595 to settle. I no longer have contact with the web designer to confirm licensing, so I need to deal with this myself. I am happy to pay for the image but I feel the amount is extreme given most stock photos are only around $30-$50. Also, my use of the image in only about 1/5 of the original image and it is used as a background to another image (my product) so you can only see about 50% of that. I went to the image to check out the licence cost and for some whack reason, this particular image is around that crazy price to licence (though a shorter 2-year license was only around $900). So I am hoping to negotiate a lower settlement amount as that is just too much! I'd be happy to pay about $100 for it (which is much more than most stock images) but not sure how to negotiate that. Has anyone experienced this before that can lend any help? Am I buggered??