I've done a forum search, but couldn't find anything directly relevant.
I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding this scenario: You find one of your images being used in an advertisement - in this specific case used by a church to advertise a public lecture (non-profit church group, they dont even take collections), what are the implications, opinions or answers to the following:
What would you personally think or do as the photographer?
What legal recourse is there (or should there) be?
Would the newspaper have reason be upset too?
I would believe in this case (even if I don't like it) that it is fair use. The organization using it is non-profit, they are not selling a service, just advertising a public lecture at a community center. They certainly are not making any profit from it.
The original image was news reporting, there are probably well over 100 other images almost identical from other photographers, and it was a historical political event.
I honestly think it would be practically impossible (very difficult) for the church to go out of their way to identify the individual photographer of that specific image to ask permission.
What do y'all think?
(please realize, I'm not going to sue a church!)