One of my photos has been ripped off. I release most of my photos on the web under the Creative Commons license requiring that I be acknowledged as the photographer, no derivative works, and for non-commercial use only. Now, I am very happy to be asked for use beyond these licensing conditions and I am usually quite generous. I should feel privileged that someone found my photo useful, but it would not have taken much effort to have contacted me prior to its use, otherwise it is not only illegal but terribly rude.
|My Original (Bad scan of a print)|
|Mutilated Version (Badly photoshopped)|