Copyright Infringement and Me
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
|Date:||November 4th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)|| |
double-checked with the wife (a lawyer) and that editor is an idiot (my wors, not hers): content on the web is not public domain.
if contributors are paid for their content, they owe you. by the editor's own admission it was "their bad" and thus they should correct it.
as for changing content around to avoid copyright infringement, if it can be shown that a certain percent of the content retains unique wording or identically worded passages they may still be liable for plagiarism.
what they're probably banking on is that it will cost more to hire a lawyer and take them to court than the settlement would be worth. however, if you could show they have a history of doing this to other writers and can build a larger case...
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