I recently discovered that a song of mine on Newgrounds has been used in a Flash game both here, and on Kongregate, without my permission.
I'm asking for advice on what I can do or how I should proceed from here. I've sent emails to the people involved but I also wondered if anyone here might have any experience with these matters, and if there is anything that I should know, that I don't alread.
The game itself has been sponsored on Kongregate. I'm pretty sure that means that they received some sort of payment for such, which immediately violates the CC license that I selected. Furthermore there are adverts on the game. Does that quality as commercial use? Since they would surely get ad-revenue from it.
I will not post the items in question just yet as I don't want to start a witch hunt. There is every chance that this might be a mistake or someone may have underhandedly duped the game developer (the musician assigned to the may have stolen my music, and presented it as his own)
However, I will mention that the game has had ~20,000 views here and close to 800,000 views on Kongregate. That's quite a lot. And I'm slightly pissed, to say the least. As the music is used throughout the intro and during the following level select menu.