Sadly this is happening more and more in today's times of Internet published photos. Just searching online will produce countless topics where photographers are having their photos published with no credit or retribution.(I hope I'm posting in the right section).
So, by chance someone posted a link to a photo they took of an article about an italian classic car in the latest issue, of the Italian version, of a well known car magazine (4th issue...great start).*
I immediately noticed that one of the main photos in the article was mine (size is almost the third of a page) taken a year or so ago. I had posted it on my flickr and on an Italian forum. The photos all have my watermarks on them.
The photo that was published has been cut, and obviously has had the watermark removed. No credits and no image source is mentioned.
I am currently out of town so I will be picking up a copy tomorrow to be 100% sure there are no credits.
I am in the process of drafting an email to send to the Italian office of the magazine, but I would like some help on what to write to the Head office in the UK (also Facebook page/publishing company) in case the Italians don't budge...
Any advice would be much appreciated, especially on what I can do now, what I should pretend and what the legislation in Europe states regarding images.
As soon a I am back to my computer I will post more details.