“The holder of a copyright reserves the sole right to publish a work, and is entitled to take legal action against infringement.”
— (from Wiktionary)

Some of you know that I work with lawyers, but what you may not know is that specifically, we deal with Intellectual Property law. Infringement of IP rights is something I take very seriously, so when I learned (via Haalo and Pim) that Chef Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr. had passed off my photo of an heirloom tomato and goat cheese tart (blogged here, last year) as his own, I was, to put it mildly, furious.

Mr. Mirabile, the “all rights reserved” license on my photo apparently means nothing to you, but it certainly means a hell of a lot to me. And how dare you. How dare you.

You’ve already taken my photo down so I’m content to simply lodge a complaint about you with Blogspot and to point out, as others have, that you’re a thief and a fraud, and I will thank you (and anyone else who might be so inclined) to NEVER, EVER use my content without permission. We food bloggers look out for each other. You will be found out.

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