I don't believe that it's reasonable to put anything on line, whether writing or photos, and expect to maintain privacy and/or "rights" to it. While there may be laws against it, not to mention personal morals and ethics, there's just too much to be adequately policed. I think that you have to go in with the expectation that anything that you throw out on the 'net is then entirely out of your control.
Would your first scenario annoy me? Yup. Would it surprise me? Well, yeah, but only because I'd really have to question the intelligence of someone who would choose to steal my photo over so many others
As for your second scenario, I would hope that the person would ask permission first, but I wouldn't be as annoyed about it (hey, it's flattering, right?!).
In either case, though, I guess I would feel that it's on my shoulders that I put something essentially in to the public domain. If something like this is going to bother me, or impact on my life, then it's up to me to not put it out there in the first place.
I personally won't post photos other than landscapes on line, I don't write anything that I would prefer to keep private, and, as far as I know, I have nothing at all listed on line with my real identity. I like the fact that a search for me comes up empty...
Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.
Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. If you are 50 or older, or have any symptoms, please don't let fear stop you from covering your butt.
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