It seems that the Sunday Independent has been a bit naughty. According to one of my readers they published an edited down post of mine (‘Care Home’?) without either letting me know, or paying me for it…
This isn’t the first paper to use bloggers as unpaid column fillers. Even the Guardian, who are pretty blog-savvy did it to me once.
So I’ve decided to send them a little email…
I have been told by one of my readers that you have printed an edited part of my post as part of the Sunday Independent, specifically my recent post about a care home that I visited. While my writing is Creative commons licensed, it is specifically for non-commercial use (although this can be negotiated). While I would have been happy to have you print part of my work, I would have appreciated at least being told in advance.
In light of the above, I am going to have to ask for your standard rate for the writing that I have provided.
If you are the wrong person to address my concerns to, I would appreciate it if you could either forward this to them, or make me aware of who I should email.
This blog is Creative Commons licensed, but under a non-commercial license, and I’m afraid that filling up your column inches is a commercial use. Lets see what happens…
Does anyone else have a copy of last Sunday’s Independent?