that used one of my shots without my permission. i was informed today that a shot i had up in my commercial gallery had been hijacked and used on a white supremacist website. uke-rig: :angry1: the shot is of three white standard poodles; the assh-le who posted it on the website claimed the dogs were his, as well as the shot. i can't believe someone actually stole my work like that. i always thought that i would be kinda gratified if someone thought my work good enought to steal, but i feel nothing but anger right now. the shot is actually going to be the cover photo of Poodle Variety Magazine for August- so it's even worse than a simple theft. i will be calling my lawyer tomorrow, but in the meantime, i wondered if anyone knows how to prevent this from happening. i've read that ultimately, you can't prevent a knowledgeable person from stealing images online, as all you have to do is find the url of the image, go to it directly, and copy it. this idiot actually linked directly to the image and thus didn't even have the intelligence to edit out my watermark. what a f-cking d-ckhead. sorry for the expletives, but i'm pissed as all hell right now. the actual owner of the dogs alerted me to the situation- she's contacted the webmaster of the site, and he says he'll take the photo down. instead, i deleted the file from my gallery, but that really sucks that i have to do that, ya know? the owner found out because she had done a search on "standard poodles" and up came a link to that forum page. you can imagine how shocked she was to see her own poodles used in such a sickening way. and me, i'm still sick to my stomach over the whole thing. any advice on how to prevent another such incident?