Q: is posting an article from another webpage with a link to that page, copyright infringement?
Yes, that sounds like copyright infringement. Statutory damages for copyright infringement range from $750-$150,000 if the work was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before infringement or within three months of the creation of the work. In order to get a better idea of what is a reasonable settlement number or what courts have awarded in the past, you'd have to provide more information about the nature and circumstances of the infringement.
If the work was not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, an infringer could be liable for actual damages.
It's best to contact an attorney who is familiar with copyright law if you've been sent a demand letter. You should absolutely contact an attorney if a complaint has been filed against you in federal court for copyright infringement.
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