I've got a question for the smart people out there. Take a look at this web page: http://www.cadillacmichigan.com/page...orel+Mushrooms
The domain name is currently expired, but if you do a google search on massmorels (mywebsite and obvious online name), you'll see in the forth row from the top.. my logo with that identical pic: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is....,cf.osb&cad=b I designed that logo. Took the photo, created the font, and made the logo.. all on my own. I am.. massmorels.
The photograph on that page is MINE. I took that photo.. it's even used in the logo on my website.
They did not ask permission to use it. Nor did they note me as the photographer. My question is this.. is it still copyright infringement if my domain has expired? The photos there cannot be viewed at this time. Which means they saved the photo, and reused it PRIOR to the site's expiration. And I do have a copyright logo and this on my frontpage,"The photos on this site are copyright protected and cannot be used without my permission."
Can't this land me a nice paying lawsuit?
I know I need to get the domain renewed in order to get to those pics and my logo. I'd obviously then have the proof I need. But I want to make sure this is even a big deal before following through with anything.
Thanks for any help you knowledgeable people can offer.