Woman Threatened With Lawsuit Over...Embroidery?

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

Mary Cox didn't think much of it when she won an Ebay auction in 2005 for the right to buy a disc of embroidery online. She says once she got it, it didn't even work that well.

Now she is being threatened with a lawsuit by the Embroidery Software Protection Coalition. They are saying she illegally bought pirated software -- the disc she got through Ebay.

She only pulls in just more than $600 per month on Social Security. She cannot afford to pay a settlement -- or hire a lawyer to fight it.

She doesn't know what she can do.

Washburn Law Professor Jim Wadley says she may get out of it, because the company would likely spend more to sue than they would get out of it.

Still, she is concerned. She is going to call the Attorney General's Office, as well as the Washburn Law Clinic for help.


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