Stop using AOL
Photographers should stop using all AOL services immediately. Time Warner Inc., formerly AOL Time Warner Inc., has changed its terms of service to automatically have free, unlimited perpetual use of any information posted to "public areas" of AOL Instant Messenger network.
Luckily they have a Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement, which places the onus on the PJ. Instead, just send them a certified mail invoice at punitive damages rate for one month's use. Make sure to compound it monthly until they get around to it.
If they balk, and your copyright is registered, you and a lawyer of your choosing can own a piece of this huge publishing company.
See some of the key terms on Break'n out the Big Glass.
Enough for now,