aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Magazine editor not only freely admits stealing, but claims writer should pay for her great editing!

The basics of a recipe, like the list of ingredients and basic instructions, can't be copyrighted.

Well, an editor at a small magazine for cooks took things one giant leap further and evidently began using articles she found on the internet, stripped only of the byline, and not paying for them.

When contacted, she opined that anything on the internet was in the public domain, and furthermore said, "If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally."

You've got to read it to believe it.

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