I understand your point. However, you don't know that I'm not consulting with a lawyer on this matter. And there's nothing wrong with getting opinions from others in the industry as well. That's what forums are for. It never ceases to amaze me how many times people post questions looking for "opinions", only to have others come in and hijack the thread telling them how stupid they are, have no right, etc. to post their questions on an "open forum" and should be getting their responses from only highly qualified professionals. Please...
No disrespect, and I'm not trying to single you out (as there were a couple of people butting in on this thread giving me the "ask your lawyer routine". But honestly, if I paid no attention to legal professionals and only took the advice I got from people off of internet forums, then I deserve whatever I have coming to me.
It just ticks me off when you ask for "opinions" on here from people in the same industry (who may have had similar experiences), and people can't add anything constructive other than "go ask your lawyer". I just feel like if that's your stance (again, not singling you out) then go and preach that someplace else. I'm not stupid. I know that no one on here can give official legal advice, and I know that no ones opinions here should be a substitute for official legal advice. So I don't need everyone coming in and repeating their legal disclaimers to me. For those of you who have nothing better to add other than the "ask your lawyer bit", then please do us all a favor and skip right over threads like these.
...so don't keep us in suspense. What was your lawyer's advice?