Posted by SwiftFF5
on 23 September 2014 - 03:31 AM
If it were were me in your shoes, one question that I would ask would be - do you intend to keep diving after your thesis, and will you be able to keep the drysuit? If so, then I would consider it an investment in your future diving and get on with the project.
This definitely sounds as if it is time for a letter from a legal counsel. Not only have they used your work without permission, it would appear (perhaps not, but it sure looks suspicious) as if they are attempting to cover their tracks in a rather clumsy manner. It is hard to imagine that a seemingly reputable organization would stoop this low.