After reaching an agreement on the un-authorized use of my photos by the Ellen Show (see earlier thread "Ellen show used my photos"), I was able to see why this occurred. It seems that one of the local station's editor sent an email to the Ellen Show asking if they were still planning on running the piece (containing my photos). The response was yes, but the shows rep was more interested in if they had secured the permission of the photographer (me). For whatever reason, the editor said yes, they had! My question is this. Is the local station or the editor himself on the hook here? The Ellen Show contact I worked with sent me the email chain between the editor and the Ellen show, so this is not just "word of mouth", but rather the smoking gun. I guess I should be happy with the money I got from the Ellen show, but it really pisses me off that some lame-brain editor would give permission for something they clearly don't own. Thanks!