I run a website that revolves around a copyrighted character from a movie. A representative from the film company has hounded me for the last two years about removing things from my website. I have complied every time, but now I feel it has gone too far. This person has been able to get other websites shut down regarding this issue, but my case is a bit different. Those sites were actually selling items directly.
My website revolves around a movie character, but I do not sell anything or make profit from this character. However, I do allow these 'bootleg' items to be advertised on my forum, as the people selling these items register their own username and post this information on my forum. There is also a 'classifieds' section in which other users buy, sell and trade items that are fan-made, independent and NOT official. My website basically revolves around this specific movie character and items relating to the movie which are not official. Over the past two years I have complied with things being removed and then this person from the film company goes away for awhile, but then returns every few months with a new demand. This time, I am being asked to remove my entire classifieds section, as the items within it are 'bootleg' items according to this person. A big portion of my website revolves around users being able to buy, sell and trade these items. If I can't have this portion of my website, it would defeat the purpose of the site as a whole.
The demands are getting ridiculous, and I just want to know what my rights are. Please help. Thanks.