I seems that using people's photos without their consent is becoming the thing now. I am curious to see if someone uses one of mine over the next few weeks. I received e-mail last night from some Asian company asking to use a picture that I have on myaviation.net for one of their websites. They said that as compensation for letting them use the picture I can have a free copy of their magazine. Yeah right, they can look other places for a picture like mine. I might just have to remove it from the myaviation.net site.
As for the Computer Pilot magazine picture, it definitely was wrong for them to use the photo without your permission. I would definitely look at going after them for using it, especially if they are a well known and popular flight sim magazine. As far as getting ahold of them, I have tried numerous times to complain to the editor and others at the magazine about my subscription issues arriving late. Unfortunately I have never received a response. All I can say is good luck on getting a response.
All I can say is that even with pictures here on A.net or any sight that someone uses to display their work, they need to place a watermark towards the center of the picture so that it cannot be used in the future.
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