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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 4th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrong Approach

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If the editor's email had read differently, I'd be agreeing with you anon. But it doesn't - there is a line to be drawn between not knowing what you were doing was wrong and trying to wriggle out of it, and trying to bully someone else into not only shutting up, but also suggesting they owe you money, and Griggs has firmly landed herself in the latter category.

On top of this, her lack of response (the facebook reply is so overwhelmingly flippant I'm leaving that one for the moment as I'm half convinced it's a hack), apology, or even acknowledgement of what's going on says she's hoping this will all blow over, and she'll get away without making amends. If you're in the publishing business, you're aware what a nightmare, and occasionally heartbreak, it can be to be plagarised. Her lack of apology, never mind that older copies of the magazine (complete with stolen content from larger corp.s) are still up, says she's hoping to get away with this.

Education wouldn't have helped this - her attitude now she's been told what she's doing is illegal hasn't changed - it wouldn't have changed anything had she known beforehand.

She needs to be dragged through this courts and this ridiculous parady of a magazine closed down. If nothing else, it might stop a practise which is disturbingly prevalent in the industry, for all it's rarely this blatent.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrong Approach

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Hi there. I'm the original writer of the "Wrong Approach" comment. Just to be clear: I in no way meant to say that ignorance would excuse the offense. My original point was simply that it's not the Internet's place to dole out justice.

However, now that I've read the Day Two response from Ms. Griggs, I have no sympathy and will gladly join in calling for strict legal punishment, &c.

I hope Ms. Gaudio comes out on top in this.
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