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From:akirlu
Date:November 4th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
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I sent the following e-mail directly to Cooks Source. Others may consider doing likewise and are welcome to use my text as boilerplate:

To whom it may concern-

I cook. I also buy magazines. I don't personally know Monica Gaudio, but I know a number of people who make their livings writing. Your editorial decision to reprint an article by Gaudio without permission, notice, or compensation is not only against the law, it is an outrage. You guys run an advertising supported, for-profit business, and you're resorting to stealing the work of writers to fill your pages? Maybe you need to reconsider your business model. While I will certainly not be buying your magazine in the future, I fully intend to find a copy at my local newsstand, flip through its pages and make note of its advertisers, and contact them to let them know what I think of your business practices, and advertisers who support you. And I will encourage others to do likewise. If you don't want a major fall off in advertising revenues, you might want to reconsider Ms. Gaudio's request for a public apology and compensation for her work.

Very Sincerely Yours,

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