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Hi, some time ago I built a web site for a friend's business.It has a shopping facility where people can buy products. Unofficially, he paid me £500 to do this. However, as the author I believe I own the copyright. In addition, my name appears at the bottom of the site in the copyright notice. It says, "Copyright©2013ChristianKoisser. All rights reserved." As I have now fallen out with my friend I want to take the site down. Can I do this? (The site has been running for around 3 years now.)
No. £500 was agreed and was paid but I just dont want to administer this site anymore. I believe with copyright, that when anything is fixed in a tangible form of expression, it becomes the property of the author for his lifetime plus 50 years. Bearing this in mind (and the fact that the copyright is mine,) I should be able to take the site down. Correct?