I am looking for some advice or if anyone has any experience with something like this. I have been developing websites for over 8 years and in that time I have put together a large stock pile of images and content that I can reuse on projects. Depending on if I personally develop something or if a contract design puts something together for me I have a large inventory of assets.
I recently put a website together for a client and an image was used that is from Getty Images. They came across the site and sent my client a notice that he does not have the rights to this image and that he owes $900.00. I immediately changed the graphic and then went through to see if I did buy this image and where the license was. I cannot come up with any documentation.
Even though we removed the image right away Getty images is still going after my client for the money. We have cooperated in every way except paying the amount of money they owe. Is there something I can do to get around this?