This isn't the first time as an artist & photographer, I have had to manage copyright infringement of my work. This time it is an image I created for Oh Jaffa for my client's commercial use that was published on 2 facebook sites without my permission, without attribution to me and the designer of the bow tie, and in one instance the image was cropped and text applied (which in my opinion, degrades the quality of my work and also did not present my client in a good way). The conduct described above constitutes an infringement of my moral right to be attributed, and of integrity (in the second case) in accordance with Australia Copyright Law (moral rights of artists).
Of course the people who did this don't mean harm - so why insist on copyright? Well, I didn't just snap these images like a selfie of a family shot. These pictures are the result of a lot of planning, locationg scouting, 2 days of shooting, and of hours of post processing (30 hrs in total). If you are going to reuse a picture, I think its only polite to ask permission from the creator, who worked hard to produce it (creators of work hold the publishing rights). The internet is all about a love for content - but not always love for content ceators. Sometimes copyright is your only friend.
15 Feb 2015, 1.38 pm AEST: second post removed. No response from first post.
16 Feb 2015, 2.18 pm AEST: first post has been removed, finally.