Just a quick post getting a few opinions from the photgraphic community about a predicament I am in.
I was hired to supply pictures to a societies/clubs division from a Uni which I am a member of the photography club there. No contract/signatures about what the photos would be used for except verbal which said that the pics would be used for upload onto a facebook page and used in emails - essentially just for the benifit of society members-, no mention of promotional material at all.
I found out that several of my pictures have been used in promotional items, poster, pamphlets, in student diary etc. without me knowing or being asked. This was never mentioned in handing over the pictures, and if I was asked I would have suggested to be paid a fee for use of my pictures on such promotional material.
I personally feel that these pictures have been used without my consent and are infringing my copyright since they have been used to a further degree than agree upon. I wonder if anyone has had similar dealings and how they handeled the situation and what was the outcome.
I feel I may send an email to people concerened with an invoice for using the pictures and ask that any further use of pictures be stopped. I am also going to seek some legal advice.
Anyway, would be nice to hear some advice from a photog perspective, and after reading the sticky threads I understand all information is opinion (although it may still be very useful).