To cut a LONG story as short as possible.
In September last year I wrote a post Copyright Infringement Again! – Groove Magazine Germany about some photos of mine being used without permission in a German Techno magazine.
So, after many harsh words – including a fun little incident in Berlin where word got back to the ‘gentleman’ in question that I’d said I was going to break his nose if I saw him :-) an offensively small offer of payment from the new editor and my basically telling them to fuck off…..
Ta-da!!! I got paid!
Only my usual rate for the pictures and nothing for the copyright infringement, but payment none the less.
Don’t be a scaredy cat when it comes to asserting yourself, especially when you are 100% in the right.
And, update your blog to give the thieving b%$tards what tiny credit they deserve for paying up.