Sorry to bump this thread but I know a couple of you wanted to know how this progressed and its finally reached its conclusion.
After several emails to the saddle manufacturer we finally persuaded my wife's friend to send them an invoice for the unauthorized use of the image.
They responded by saying that they didn't have a budget for purchasing images and it wasn't their policy to "Buy In" images and refused to pay.
She then sent a letter to them explaining how they had breached the copyright and enclosed copies of all emails and letters to prove how she had never given them permission to use the image. She has a friend who works in a legal team for a large company and they were able to give her all the right jargon and legal phrases to use in this letter which probably went quite away to helping her.
They still refused to pay saying that it was the printers fault for using the image.
She went on to point out the image should never of been passed to the printer seeing that they didn't have her permission to use the image. There was also a timing issue at hand, in that they had only asked for permission two days before the article actually was made publicly available. Given print lead times and time to distribute the magazine, clearly it had already been printed even before they had sort permission to use the image.
All went quite for a couple of weeks, then last week she got her cheque through
Really pleased for her and I'm glad she finally got paid by them.
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Still learning with Canon 40D, 28-135mm, 100-400mm L and Elements 6.
Any Advice greatfully received.