busted for using someone else's picture on their facebook adverts.
They seem to have changed the image now, but I am still not convinced that it is out of the woods here.
They are stating, in an advert, "report unlicensed business software and get paid".
This is not "you may get paid", it is "get paid", for just making a report.
Now, the web site, where you make the report does say, if you click on a FAQ item, that they will only pay up if they choose to pursue the victim of this report and get a financial settlement.
So, in my opinion, the advert is at least misleading. I think, based on reading a contract law book (armchair lawyer, that I am) that the advert could be construed as an open contractual offer in its own right. One that is broken if, after making such a report, I do not get paid!
I did try and make a report of a business using unlicensed business software but it only allows reports of specific vendor's software, not any unlicensed business software. So that is misleading for a start.
The software I was going to try and report is called "clueless", and Andrews & Arnold Ltd use it daily, with dozens of staff using it, with no license whatsoever.
[for those that do not get the joke, "clueless", like most of the software used by A&A is developed in-house, and as such needs no license. None the less, it is therefore "unlicensed business software", so meets the offer in the advert]
Maybe I need to report the advert to the ASA.
I do hope the owner of the stolen photo sends them a bill for its use.