you have no claim unless you have something in writing to the contrary.
Well I would agree you have no rights regarding copyright
You own the copyright. As you had...... then he has probably not done anything which is actionable.
Correct, except for the typo which I have corrected.
Whoops! Thanks Bob.
Without details of the reciprocal arrangements ...
The only way you waive copyright is
A. A written waiver.
B. A proper employment contract and receipt of ACTUAL payment.
Mention of a waiver here only serves to confuse.
A waiver is an informed decision to abandon or not enforce, wholly or in part, a right or entitlement. That is not the same as either an assignment or a licence. For example where section 11(2) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 applies (works made in the course of employment) the author has no copyright or moral rights in the work in the first place through the operation of the law, therefore there is nothing to waive in such cases.
An assignment or a licence both involve the formal transfer of all or part of the rights held by a copyright owner, either on a permanent or temporary/limited basis. An assignment must be done in writing, and for the avoidance of doubt, licences should ideally also be given in writing.
Doesn't matter whether you were working for him or not IT'S STILL YOUR COPYRIGHT..you took the pictures!! Because he paid you or "employed you" he should have some small print somewhere saying he may use your images for his purposes. Don't know why so many people find this so hard to understand!! You pressed the button..you were author of the pictures..its your copyright! You would have to sign away your rights for you not to be able to use your pictures which may be the case. If someone pays you may have to sign an agreement that you may not use your pictures and you in effect offer in return for remuneration a license for them to use them..but they can't change the legal definition of "Copyright"!
Bob will no doubt tell us who is wrong...
“employed”, “employee”, “employer”, and “employment” refer to employment under a contract of service or of apprenticeship;