I despise people who think they can get their own way, around the law, just by being a complete rude asshole. Another real estate agent has stolen my photographs off an agent's page who actually paid for them. Now this second agent is using the photographs to try and sell the same house. I sent him a letter advising him of the 'mistake' he had made and ask that he remove them from the few websites I found them on and any others because I hold the copyright and he's infringing on that. (Under Aussie law - don't get me confused with other country's laws. read all about australian copyright law here: www.copyright.org.au ) Anyway, nothing happened, so I sent the same letter as an email. He rang me and he said that they took the photos and they own them, then said it's not stealing anyway because they're on the internet, oh and they didn't have a copyright watermark on them. Then he had the balls to say I'm not a legit business and I must be a relative of the agents and am just trying to give him a hard time. Then he said just to sue him if it's against the law and that I can get stuffed and that I'll have to prove to him that they're my photos. So after an afternoon of researching copyright laws and trying to get the photos removed from the websites from the providers I wrote him another email. This one again, gives him a "get out of jail free card", by saying I understand mistakes happen, but if you fix it it's all good. and I also sent him the links to copyright law in australia.... and I attached some screenshots from lightroom and my archive folder etc showing some metadata and other info to prove they're mine. let's see what happens now. I wouldn't have cared really... and didn't... I've known this guy was using them for about a week now and it didn't bother me. But as soon as he questioned my businesses integrity and slammed me I seriously thought this guy is an asshole and deserves to be put in his place. GRRRRRRRR [/vent] advice anyone? oh and this is an incredibly well known business world wide so I'm thinking of advising the regional manager or someone like that about his unprofessional behaviour.