That whole legal fees thing is really getting to me. I was wondering to myself about whether it could be considered extortion. Since I have no legal background whatsoever, and since I had been meaning to join up over at Uncommon Descent anyway, I figured "why not go ask someone?" So I did. Nobody has answered yet, but I guess not everyone is on vacation for the whole summer.
I'll update this if Larry or some other legal expert over there ever answers. Of course, I'm new over there so I might just get overlooked. Plus, it might be off-topic a little, so maybe they'll just come here and answer me.
If one of you guys happens to click over here, feel free to post an answer in the comments here, I'd really like to know.
[Update - I've gotten a few replies, but they sort of led to more questions, so I'll wait until I have it all settled before I write further.]