**** Update: After a week of playing hard ball with me, in less than 24 hrs of posting this post it was finally removed. I don’t how but maybe social media does work 🙂
Yesterday’s post was about what makes me happy but today’s post is about something that is making me angry! I’m definitely feeling like a small man knocking on the bully’s door and he is refusing to acknowledge me… you’ll notice that I’m adding a little blurb under my images because of this incident. Here is what is going on, sometime last week I wanted to try the google search by images feature by using one of my own images so I dragged it onto the search and to no surprise this blog appears to be on top of the list but right after is the Courtyard by Marriot! When I clicked on the link, there it was the courtyard stole my image and they are using it on their own website without ever getting my permission or compensating me! I contacted them and their web designer and they are not co-operating. The manager said she hears on CNN that people put pictures on the internet and they get used all the time, she doesn’t understand this photo business, thats not her expertise besides I should really contact the web designer! The web designer just refuses to respond to my messages and emails!
Needless to say I’m not happy with this and I feel quite taken advantage of, I’ve had this happen with much much smaller businesses and we managed to work out something but I’ve never dealt with such a giant. I’m even more shocked by the way they are handling the situation. Here is the original image by me on my account:
If you’d like to buy a print of the image above click here or on the image itself