The concept of intellectual property should be a no-brainer, but we see examples of theft all too often.
Travel companies, government agencies, and even airlines use my pictures without permission.
Not too long ago, a photographer submitted some pictures to a German magazine that published a group of what the magazine thought were her photos. Someone saw the pictures and realized that they were actually my photographs.
I have taken out the name of the magazine because they have already apologized, but it is amazing that someone could think they could get away with submitting my pictures as their own. I never received an apology from the photographer who stole the pictures.
The concept of intellectual property should be a no-brainer, but I guess there will always be people who use the work of others to promote their own companies or careers. I appreciate the folks around the world who let me know when they see my work being pirated or plagiarized and let us know.