Alberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2716 times:
WHOA! So it's not only some loser in a basement that steals pictures from us here. When you see a large, respected paper like De Telegraaf doing it....
All I can say is get in touch with the Dutch association of photojournalists -- there has to be one -- and ask them what the going rate would be for that photo, considering it's also in the print edition. Then double or triple that rate as a compensation for the damage you have incurred; and threaten them with a lawsuit. Never hurts. If in doubt, ask the association what they would do; I'm sure they've had to deal with cases like this one before.
But you've got to really, really come down hard on those idiots. I make my living as a freelance journalist and copyright violations make my blood boil.