May I suggest the DMCA Takedown option:
I had an US based contact who had a copycat stealing his blog content, the idiot stole so much that once the DMCA is filed, is almost equivalent to shutting down the perpetrator's site.
According to the website, it should work in any country.
WTB Manfrotto RC4 L Bracket
Understand where you're coming from. You only own the image you take. Model owns her imagery in whatever form and whatever manner she deems fit. This means she endorses her image for use by the agency even if it was taken by you and own by you.
In other words she owns the copyright of her image. You merely own the copyright of your works.
Just saw your post. I believe that there was some contest for that week from Ivan's shoot for that model right?
It could be linked. Better to contact Ivan directly regarding this as I think there should have been some arrangement.
Hi all, thanks for the advice and kel, I have checked with him too (doubt any link) but I decided not to pursue.
She cannot endorse her image for use by an agency if it was taken by a photographer and owned by the photographer, as she has no legal authority to authorise reproduction of the image by anyone, as the image is protected by copyright which vests in the author of the work in the absence of any other arrangements. She can give her blessing for the image to be used but she cannot give the agency permission to make copies of the image.
In other words she doesn't own the copyright of her image, nor does copyright even exist in a person's likeness to begin with. Read: You cannot copyright a person's likeness.
The photographer generally owns the copyright of his or her non-employed work, and depending on the jurisdiction also the copyright of his or her commissioned work.
I'm not sure there's anything in the quoted text that isn't misinformation, unfortunately.