I've been reading a blog (which we're gonna keep unknown for obvious reasons) for a few months mainly because of the bloggers tendency to present himself as not exacly the brightest person in the world. (Yes, they can be fun to read.) A couple of weeks ago he published a picture that seemed to be a bit different from what he usually would publish, as the exposure was on the spot and it seemed to be a pretty good photo of two children on the beach. What made me react on the picture were the children. These were the children of a close friend of mine, and the picture seemed to be an exact copy of a picture I took in the beginning of July when I visited my friend. As you've guessed the photo was shot by yours truly. This picture was published on my friends blog, so it's pretty clear where the blogger downloaded it. So I made a comment on his post where I mentioned the similarity of my friends kids and asked where he had taken the picture which upon he answered he had taken it on a beach outside of the town he lives in. The problem would be that my friend lives approx. 850 km from him. And then I wrote him an email where I told him to unpublish the picture and write a public apology for the publishing of the photo and the claim of him being the photographer, or if he would continue to use the photo to pay me approx. 400$. He answered me that he would neither apologise nor pay me as he took the picture himself. (I still would like to know how as he claims the kids were at a beach they never have been at.) He claims to be making 500$ a month on his blog, so the price I'm asking for would in my opinion be reasonable as it is the going rate where I live for these kinds of violations. We are still discussing this matter over email. I have also sent a DMCA to the datacenter (in the US) where the blog is hosted with the appropriate documentation proving my ownership of the photo. So do have anybody else have a similar story to share of a copyright infringement done like a real idiot would do it?