There is a popular news site called Coconuts Bangkok which reports a lot about what is happening in Thailand. They have some original content but most of it these days just seems to be rewrites of stories taken from other websites. I used to retweet their stuff a lot but it got to the point that I would rather tweet to the original source than their rewrite. However, their strength in my opinion is when they translate news from the Thai language papers. After all, we all read the Bangkok Post and The National already.
When they rewrite a story, they usually mention the source which is good. However, they have started to get a reputation recently of taking stuff without asking permission. Today I was a victim of this. This evening I noticed a picture of the Car Free Day rally on Facebook. It looked familiar. It then appeared on another Facebook page elsewhere. Looking closely I realized that it was my picture but my copyright notice had been cut off.
It turns out that Coconuts Bangkok took my pictures without permission and then cut off my name. They then posted this on their website and Facebook page. Other people then took this cropped version from their website and posted it on their Facebook page. Which means that I have now lost control of my own pictures.
What do you think I should do about this? Ignore it and let them get away with it or demand a full and public apology?