Interested, I clicked on the link to the Outside Magazine photo gallery and was enjoying some of the product descriptions until I got to photo #4. I about dropped my coffee cup:
Does it look anything like this photo?
Perhaps from this blog post:
By your acclaimed author?
As they say in Minnesota, "You betcha'!"
Now, I normally don't mind if people use my work as long as the use is appropriate, they ask permission first and they give proper credit. But I guarantee you nobody from Outside Magazine bothered to drop me a line about using my work.
You can damned sure bet that if they caught me plagiarizing their work one of their army of lawyers would be using me as a punching bag. But I believe in being civil and letting folks correct their mistakes. Besides, I can't afford a lawyer. Even the ones in the family say they won't charge. Especially the ones in the family who say they won't charge!
So this evening Outside Magazine got a nicely worded email asking them to take the picture down. We'll check back later to see if they paid attention.