I was supplied an image by a client, used it on their new website and now I've received a letter from the image owners solicitor asking for £900.

Does anyone know my legal position on this?

I can prove it was supplied by the client (email).

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    The fact that you were given a image does not absolve you from having done things wrong. But you need to deal with your client on this. (hopefully your contract states that you are not liable to check material from the client and that your client vouches the copyright). – joojaa Oct 17 '16 at 11:25
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    If it's in the client's website, would't HE be liable for this? How did they get your info, from credits in the site? I'd check with a lawyer, but I'd guess it is the client that is ultimately responsible for what is hosted on his site. – spiral Oct 17 '16 at 11:34
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    As you have already been contacted by the solicitor I suggest asking this question on law.stackexchange.com – Bagseye Oct 17 '16 at 11:40
  • It muchly depends on who is "the expert". If the client came to you because he is a pianist, selling home-baked cinnamon-roles online, then you know more about copyright and have been hired to create a website as a pro. If your client is a corporation with its own law-department and you are just "making things pretty", then they are the experts and carry the blame. Ultimately the owner of the website is responsible for what they show and for who they hire to show it. Still remains the question how you all settle the penalty. Webserver in what country? – Martin Zaske Dec 29 '18 at 23:34
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a legal matter, not a graphic design matter. – Scott Oct 10 at 15:28

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