Again, this seems to be a heated issue, as Johan has thankfully pointed out to me. As far as I've noticed, this site www.webshots.com has posted images submitted by other people who are NOT the photographers of said material, and apparently sell them (thanks to Vince Gury, I've noticed some of mine there, WITH my copyright symbol still in them).
If you go to the "contact us" page on this site;
you will see these phone numbers (US numbers);
1-800-880-1831 (toll free USA only)
and if you call, ask for a woman by the name of Sara. I called her yesterday, explained all this to her, and, interestingly, she stated that they only search images that are submitted to them for PORN, and NOT for copyrights. Thus, in doing so, and in then selling them, they are breaking the law. I assured her of this, and also assured her that her company was the responsible one for checking copyrights of images BEFORE attempting to sell them (as they are NOT shareware), and that said responsibility does not lie with the submitter. While she denied this, I also assured her that I would take legal action against her website and company to have them either sued for malicious intent and fraud, and/or have their site closed and permanently destroyed. Of course, she agreed to remove the images from the pages within 24 hours. I have yet to check to see if they are gone.
So, people, in essence, WE ALL must watch this site (for the time being) and INNUNDATE her with phone calls and faxes so that she gets the point, and stops this nonsense. I for one am not at all reluctant to open a lawsuit against a creep like this.
Anyone interested in chatting more about this, do not hesitate to contact me.