Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

You need a picture for your blog or for your Web site -- that's easy -- just go to Google and click on images. All you have to do is cut and paste. This simple mistake can cost you plenty. We recently received a demand letter for $1,299 for a picture that appeared on one of the back pages of our Web sites. The picture was of a woman speaking on the phone with a headset. It's similar to hundreds of others online. Unfortunately, a contract Web designer we hired used a copyrighted picture and did not obtain the appropriate license to use the picture. Upon receiving the letter, we immediately instructed our regular Web designer to remove the picture in question. I went to the Web site of the company that had contacted us and learned that the licensing fee for this picture was $550. N...