Sadly this is happening more and more in today's times of Internet published photos. Just searching online will produce countless topics where photographers are having their photos published with no credit or retribution.
So, by chance someone posted a link to a photo they took of an article about the lancia delta in the latest edition of the Italian version of a well known car magazine (4th issue...great start).*
I immediately noticed that one of the main photos in the article was mine (size is almost the third of a page) taken a year or so ago. I had posted it on my flickr and on the Italian Lancia delta forum. The photos all have my watermarks on them.*
The photo that was published has been cut, and obviously has had the watermark removed. No credits and no image source is mentioned.*
I am currently out of town so I will be picking up a copy tomorrow to be 100% sure there are no credits.
I am in the process of drafting an email to send to the Italian office of the magazine, but I would like some help on what to write to the Head office in the UK (also Facebook page/publishing company) in case the Italians don't budge...
Any advice would be much appreciated.*
As soon a I am back to my computer I will post more details.*
This is the wrong place to ask a copyright question. First off, there is a lot of misinformation about copyrights, and second, what info we may have would pertain to US law and not to EU/Italian law. There are a few more protections for artists in Europe. You best bet would be to find a photography board where there are a lot of professional photographers who are based out of Italy and ask there.
Yeah, just saying from past posts that you'll won't get much help. That's all. There has been others in similar situations, but the reality is there is little you can do outside of talking to the magazine and trying to negotiate something or talking to a lawyer.