Craig asks the following:
One of my agents called me the other day to say that a seller she had been working with had decided to go "FSBO" and was using the photos I had shot for her. I sent him an email that basically said "stop by midnight tonight, or I'll consider legal action..."
He apologized profusely and promised to take the photos off his site (by the way he is a copywriter and has language on HIS website that forbids un...).
Here's the problem: The agent called late to say that she had received another email from the seller stating that he had to take the photos down, but wrote "Here is a link to some fabulous photos!" which linked to a Trulia page of those same photos. I think the guy is a tool and I'm intrigued by his apparent lack of ethics ...but do I have a leg to stand on? I know you're not a lawyer, but do you have any thought on the subject?
In other words, do you think I can forbid him to even link to the photos since I own the rights? Can I single-out a user to keep them even from linking to a site like Trulia?
Craig, you're right, I'm not a lawyer but here is my non-legal opinion: