When you find that your photos have been used without your permission, perhaps by major news magazines or on commercial web sites online, what should you do? Contact them and ask nicely for it to be removed? Contact a lawyer directly? Barring fair use, transformative work and free exposure, you may want to seek legal counsel if you believe this is an outright theft and you are entitled to compensation.
There has been a violent (?) online discussion recently concerning the Jay Maisel episode and while this article advocates going for the jugular, the advice may apply principally to pros. Anyways, read the article and follow the links for there’s much food for thought there.
Read the article at: aphotoeditor.