update 21 march 06: settled! thanks for all your help! ms. nana ozaeta, the executive editor, has graciously offered an apology and full cooperation in this matter. i do appreciate all your suggestions and how vigilantly some of you have come to my aid. however, quit with the threatening letters already before i get in trouble, aiiiight? ;)
some of you may know that marketman and ate karen recently had photos from their blogs published without permission in a national newspaper. despite support from other bloggers, this is a continuing problem that all bloggers must contend with; however, i was surprised when it happened to me.
f&b world magazine, a food and beverage industry magazine based in manila, downloaded one of my blog photos and published it without permission, despite its creative commons license. it was on page 17 of the insert, "baking press", from the january/february 2006 edition of f&b. i am disgruntled. f&b world, shame on you--you could have picked a better photo!
anyway, i sent e-mails to the editor-in-chief and to several other editors, but all my mail was sent back as being undeliverable (mailboxes full). i've sent a fax, will send a letter, and had someone in manila call their offices, to no avail. what i am hoping is that by publicizing this, i'll find someone out there who actually knows someone at the magazine, and let them know that i am trying to contact them. i am not asking for money, nor an apology; i do, however, insist on them following the terms of the creative commons license that all my online photos hold. i would also like them to know that flickr and blogs are not online repositories of free stock footage for print media to plunder.
i may not be a professional, nene, but i'm no amateur.
if anybody out there can help, i'd appreciate it.