There's a little party going on in the Q&A area, over the "What's wrong with someone borrowing your photographs?" issue.
There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of grey area in this one... most seem to fall on one side, or t'other of this issue. They are all "peace love and understanding" with "What's the big deal?", and "I'm flattered they liked my photos enough to 'borrow' them."
Just so you know... I fall on the "cease, desist and pending lawsuit" side of this little love-fest. My pix, is my pix and I'm gonna be pretty territorial about it. I pay for professional photography for my listings. And I subscribe to a clip art service for the graphics I use on my blog, in order to be sure that I'm not infringing on someone else's property... (in other words... "stealing").
Len Harley, who used to be a force to be dealt with, here in the rain, used to chase copyright abusers who dared to steal her graphics with a double-barrelled lawsuit, and made a tidy income from the chase.
Tammy Lankford claims to have chased, and won, some dollars in the same pursuit (and I totally believe her).
Sorry... if I've gone through the effort of either taking photos or paying for photography, the very least the purloiner can do is "ask" for permission to borrow the images.
I don't object to allowing someone to use my images... but it should be a decision on my part... an actual decision... not an accidental discovery whilst cruising the mls or internet.
Fair warning. Y'all know who you are.