A friend just emailed me to point out that the Fernlea Hotel, which was the location for a dancing weekend last October, has some familiar photos on their website’s dancing page. I’m happy they think the shots are good enough to promote their hotel, but it would have been nice to have been asked. The creative commons license doesn’t allow for commercial use without my permission, which I would have happily given. I’m sure it was through not thinking rather than anything malicious, and I’ve sent them an email asking for the photos to be linked to their respective Flickr pages. If they’re not willing to do that then I think it’s fair to request some kind of recompense.
Update: The hotel got back to me, apologised and said that they’ll upgrade me to a deluxe room when our dance group next visits them in October! Swish! I don’t know how this matches up to paying a proper photographer, but as it seems to be an oversight on their part I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.