Organization used my photo without consent to make money. What to do?
So basically I submitted a few photos to a photo contest, they sent the consent form and I declined. Months went by and one of buddy's noticed my picture in a calendar they created which were on the shelves in Safeway. I then contacted them saying how unethical they were and how disappointed I was and they responded by telling me their intern made a mistake and that they're sorry and to please understand that they're a non-profit and that their profits go to the local community there. I responded by asking more detail about how they were using my photos and what not and they simply ignored my email which is why I want to escalate the situation. All of what I am saying can be proven via an email dialogue. I think it's about time I get paid for this photo because I know they didn't pull all the calendars off the shelves and reprint the calendar. If they are making money for it I certainly deserve a slice. Does anyone have/know of any resource that I can work with to combat these folks?
Kyle C. Moon