There's a LOT to this one.
Back in 2007, I decided it would be cool to have a piece I had done earlier go out into the world and speak for people who were censored. The piece was called "Government Censorship: Protecting YOU From Reality". It was an obvious parody of the Parental Advisory sticker, and at first I wasn't happy with how it looked. It took a while for it to grow on me, and I decided to put it on my Zazzle account to try and sell a few posters, and an image of it was posted on my website.
After that, my image started to pop-up in a few places. I periodically would do searches and sometimes see it up. I would let the person using it know I was the person who originally posted it, and to please give me some attribution, and that was about it. Since it was going on so much, I decided to post it on my DeviantArt account and make it fairly clear what the rules on it were; you can use it as long as I got credit and you never, ever, tried to sell it.
You can see where I'm going with this.
So on December 2nd, I decided to just check how my stuff was doing on Zazzle. I did a search with the name of my image and noticed that my piece was showing up on something I didn't create. Shocked, I checked it out and, lo and behold, someone else was selling it!
Here's the image on my site:
The original image being used on Zazzle, complete with date of creation:
GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP Poster from Zazzle.com
The piece uploaded on DeviantArt with the license:
GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP by *luvataciousskull on deviantART
And the offending person using my image on their products:
The full details are here:
Larry West Productions: The Blog: Someone Stole My Work, and I am NOT Happy!