So about 3 years ago I made a website for my parents company and used an image that a photographer had on a royalty free site. I didn't have the location to recreate the image and it fit perfect thats why I used it. Now just over a year ago this image was apparently added to Getty Images, I did not know this. Today I got a C&D letter and said that I owe xxxx.xx for the use of the image regardless of if I take it down or not. How can they do this? How can a free image all of a sudden become paid and now come back and charge me for use? And how can they demand payment if I stop using the image? I have a hard enough time getting sites to take down images of mine, but to think I could charge them for that use still? Can I do this? I could become rish pretty fast.