What do you do about a stolen photo when it is being used by someone like you

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  1. nickzou

    nickzou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I mean the guy who used my photo is just another local graphic designer and while I've never stolen a photo for design use, I have some sort of sympathy because of our similar positions. And the company he's working for is a local fight promotion with their first event coming up. Should I do something about this? I'm not completely outraged but I am a little irked that the photo was used without my permission. What can I do in this position? Should I take legal action? Is that even worth it? The local fight community is pretty tight knit and I don't really want to create any animosity over this.


     
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    Bill him.
     
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    First thing I would do is contact them. Be polite.
     
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    Then send them the bill.
     
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    nickzou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The gym owner ended up contacting me. Traded the use of the photo for 2 months of free training.
     
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    Would you feel the same if he had stolen your car, wallet, tv, camera, a lens, your computer, or some other personal property?

    Why would you be sympathetic about having your intellectual property stolen?

    At least you got some compensation.
     
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    that's good they contacted you, but it should have been before they used it (obviously)
     

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