Free teaThank you to everybody who has sent me notes concerning my works being used & altered without permission. I'm very aware of the distress it causes to some & I tend to not over react if I find such things. If I search my images on tin-eye or Google I will find my work being used, altered & sold promoting all kinds of media without my prior permission. Years ago I would be spitting feathers and getting into all kinds of pointless internet 'war of word' battles with some quite unsavoury people - not worth the stress.More Like This
My advice to you if you see your work being used without permission is to contact the user privately & politely ask them to remove your work, failing that there are breach of copyright forms which can be submitted legally to aid in the removal of the work.
In my experience most will remove the work if asked politely, some people aren't fully aware of copyright issues & just see a nice picture they want to use in their projects. The other ones who sell and