**Update: This seems to have disappeared as well. Apparently it was because of the emails with screenshot of the poster and link to my photo and a copy of it complaining of copyright infringement. I received a response to my email, from a site administrator, that it was deleted. I sent those emails to administrative addresses I found with 'who is' www.whois.net/ for the website. I used some of the steps outlined in the first link listed above titled 'Help, I've Been Infringed'. I also had filed a copyright complaint on the site several days ago and heard nothing. That apparently was a wasted effort. I tried to explain to the guy that made the poster about how it was copyrighted and it was stolen and why he should take it down. I was met with a rude and obnoxious attitude from him and his friends. They were all very rude to me and acted like I was a horrible person. One of the friends, who is a member of DA, told me I was just looking for attention and 'fodder' for my journal. The last thing the guy who made the poster said to me was 'lamo' and I responded 'For now'. I really tried to explain to him and his friends why it was wrong and should be taken down. They either just didn't get it or care. It's really a shame that he had to be forced to take it down. It would have been so much better if he had at least considered what I was saying to him and behaved in a reasonable manner. He could have even researched it himself, if he didn't believe me. Instead he was rude and obnoxious, supported by his rude friends, and didn't care. I wonder if he will consider the copyrights of material he uses in the future or be in denial and just think I'm a witch.
***Well here's an update: All of the people I've talked to in Dubai have been very nice. They pulled the ad immediately. The person who designed this ad for them is in the UK! Worse than that he used it again for another promotion for the same business and I found it last night. After I sent a second email to the web page displaying it and the business using it I received an immediate response telling me about the designer. As a designer, he knows full well about copyrights and model releases. He was cc on my email to the business and I've just sent him one as well, demanding payment for use of my image and photo in both ads and if not, it will have to go through the courts in the UK.
I guess I'm convinced more than ever that taking action and fighting art theft wherever you can is important.