Awhile back ago, I created a Facebook "Fan page" for a national syndicated Radio station. It was around some very well known Radio morning talk show personalities.
Then, I sent 2 years ago a email to them telling them about the "Fanpage". But never got a response. I really did not know at the time of creation that Facebook does not allow transfer of ownership of pages.
My personal profile is attached close to 2k of IM friends and Family. Also I have many other pages with thousands of followers to them as well.
Anyway, back to the story. I created the page and even put a disclaimer note stating that the page was not an offical radio talk show fan Page. It still attracted about 18k of followers.
And is a pretty active page. I even put their web page url in the site and all the information for Goodwill to sent traffic their way.
Today I received a call from the producer stating the images were copyrighted and they wanted the page. So, I told them I would be happy to work with them and remove the images and even give them the page and that I enjoyed their show.
Also, said I did not want to strong arm them or anything like that.
He stated he did not like that I did a poll while back about advertising on the page and if fans wanted to see any. In a attempt to monetize and make some cash. He stated his advertisers/sponsors were mad.
But Fans said no, So I took the advertising off and let the page sit. There are many other fan pages around the same show. Just My page is the largest.
I told him I could remove the copyrighted images and even delete the page.
He stated not to do that because it has so many fans. He did not want them to think bad of the show if it was deleted.
He even stated if their legal team was to pursue it with Facebook that Facebook would just delete the page as well. He stated he just wanted the Fanpage and fans.
He offered a couple hundred bucks for the fanpage.
There are 3 things I can do to not get sued.
- Delete the page.
- Remove the images and site info related to them
- Make them an admin, but it will not let them delete original creator of page which is me.
My question, has anyone else experienced this? I mean it is a "Fanpage" it seems they just want it for all the fans.
Any suggestions on how to negotiate this?
Thanks Warriors in advance!