I am looking for some information on a copyright infringement issue. My woodturning club produces a monthly newsletter for the membership. This newsletter is for members only and is not sold, but is posted to our website so non-club members do have the ability to read it.
That being said, some months ago an article written by someone not associated with our club was reprinted in our newsletter. No permission was asked for or given, although all credit was given to the author for the article. Now the author is demanding that this particular newsletter be removed from the website, citing infringement of his copyright.
I agree that someone should have taken the time to ask this author if it was okay with him to put his work in the newsletter and we will remove it per his request, but did we do something legally wrong here? I was under the impression that as long as credit for the work was given it was okay.
All thoughts and opinions are welcome.