I'm having a guilty conscious for no good reason I think... I kinda need someone to agree with me on this so I'll feel better. lol...
So I hired this freelancer. A good guy.
He did some work on the project.
I e-mailed him and said I'm going another route with my project, but I'll pay you for the work you've already done.
And he gets all mad at me, says go piss off, and says he'll be infringing on my copyright... basically selling the stuff I was having him create for me based on my material.
So... this guy's mad at me even though I'm saying I'm willing to pay him for work that's been done.
...Say something that makes me feel better, please. lol... Or if you think I'm wrong, please tell me why because I don't understand.
EDITED: I ended up paying the dude and mending the relationship, so we're good.
Thanks everyone again for helping me understand the situation better.