Concering the comment about the form letter above, they would have to have a form letter considering the amount of complaints they must receive
But mine was a little different, it said:
>>Please note, however, that we have disabled >>username "perrro's' account, in
>>accordance with our Copyright Violation policies.
[I always ask that the constant violator's access to webshots be removed, but I suspect "perrro" is also "perro" and "bence" and "bence27"]
By law (DCMA) Webshots MUST remove your images, but the onus is on you to prove they are yours. Write them a letter with the URL's of the images on their site, add some type of proof that they are yours (www.airliners.net url) and a request for them to be removed immediately. Their understanding of the DCMA is that they need to do no more and no amount of eMail will change their mind (I know, i've been playing this game with them for ages).
Direct your complaints to email@example.com.
There is very little else you can do, they hide behind the DCMA which is the "Digital Millenium Copyright Act" that has yet to be tested in court (although I notice NAPSTER lost, so i'm interested in that case). I, personally, believe that they are breaching the DCMA as they are not taking "due care" or making any effort at all to protect copyright, but I don't have the money to pursue it with them. We've had heaps of Glenns images removed off the site so far, 2 yesterday.
What i've started doing is writing to the webmasters of the sites that do banner advertising on webshots explaining how I saw their add on a page that contained one of our stolen images. I even write to the ones owned by Excite (who own Webshots). And anyone else I think might be putting money into Webshots.
Oh, I also write into the guestbooks of violators and say something along the lines of "these images are stolen from www.airliners.net" or something similar and perhaps less polite :-p
Again, many thanks to the diligent Airliners fans who keep us all up to date on the Webshots violations, without them we would never know. And if anyone ever finds out who this "Bence/Perro" is, let us know ... it's obvious he uses www.airliners.net (didn't even bother to remove the airliners.net credit on the bottom of Glenns pictures).