I was doing some research on the construction of the Janna dam (a dam which – according to the Ministry of Energy and Water - is supposed to help Lebanon with its water and electricity shortages, while opponents claim that the rock around the dam is porous, which will result in leakage, making the dam useless), when I stumbled upon one of my own pictures on a web page of the Middle East Business & Events; ifpinfo.com.
Is it really mine, I thought? Maybe it’s just similar. After all, I am not the only one hanging out in that neck of the woods. But I checked carefully, and I do believe it is mine.
|the image on their web site; they cropped some parts out|
The original one was posted here.
Very cleverly they cropped my name and the border off. They did not mention where they got the picture from.
And so I sent them a bill on January 14, 2014, with the request to pay me within 30 days. After all, you take my images without permission, you pay.
They have not responded. So is this Middle East Business: I wonder? The image, however, is still there. Not very nice.