My strategy is to write to the plagiarist in a friendly manner, claim copyright on what has been posted and ask for the item to be taken down.
I have found that in most cases the person will say they were not aware of infringement and take it down. The person at the other end is not usually a Hartmann!
If the offending site is a Facebook group or AncestryCom etc, the second shot in your locker is to the administrator. I have found that AncestryCom are keen to do the right thing. Some administrators of Facebook groups will post prohibitions on plagiarism together with bad language etc.
Perhaps you could persuade your Facebook administrators in question to publish a similar prohibition.
Peter Cook gave you a starting point: "The photo was added by Tony Kinson and the group is run by Eddie Lewis." You will need to register as a Facebook user to correspond with these people.
Thank you for your help to me in the past. Whenever I have asked to use one of your photos you have agreed, given more information about it and even sent a higher resolution copy. In return I have acknowledged you by name and placed a link to your website.
Why are people plagiarising? Copyright is not mentioned enough in schools. As a science teacher I made sure that my senior students understood copyright law and made all the appropriate citations and acknowledgements. Plagiarisms in assignments stood out and could be marked down. Where did the problem start? Perhaps parents doing their child's assignment in primary school could have a role. It's all the problem of immediate gratification without thought for others.
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