Copyright lawsuit against company dropped, refiled
"It’s a bullying tactic," said Mitch Stoltz, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Juries don’t tend to award $150,000, but because the amount is so high, they can use it as a scare tactic."
...Stoltz told the Reformer that just in the past three years, more than 200,000 people have been targeted by copyright trolls. He said if a website doesn’t openly assert that a picture is free for use, you should consider it copyrighted and not use it for your own purposes.