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Newbie_Neil04/01/2013 11:03:08
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Hi all,

After many happy years I am disappointed to say that I have today cancelled my subscription to GWW.

This was due solely to GWW re-printing a Steve Maskery article, in the current issue, without him receiving a payment at the time of the re-print.

Thanks,

Neil

 

Edited By Newbie_Neil on 04/01/2013 11:04:09

Dennis Potter04/01/2013 13:31:41
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I thought good woodworking never reprinted old articles. I will not be buying another copy if that is the case. And if they are not paying contributors either, well how long can that go on?

Roger Provins 105/01/2013 06:22:05
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It's not the first time articles get reprinted in this or other magazines. I think the publishers are very shortsighted as regular readers will soon spot them.

Unless we get some assurances it won't be happening again in the future I will not renew my subscription.

Roger

New Brit Workshop05/01/2013 07:49:03
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I have written for many magazines over the years and the only time that I was paid for any reprint of an article was when it was published in a different magazine. Writers should be well aware that once their article is published they relinquish the copyright of both the words and the photographs.

Peter

Ron Davis05/01/2013 16:41:15
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I am glad I am not a magazine editor. Thinking up new stuff every month must be a headache. Reprinting an old article , if it has relevance today, does not seem a bad idea. It needs to be aknowledged though, both the author and the date of the original item

Ron

Roger Provins 105/01/2013 16:49:28
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It's a bad idea for the subscription readers like me as we have seen it before and don't need it again. With this month's issue I feel I've been short changed.

Doug05/01/2013 20:43:06
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Posted by Peter Parfitt on 05/01/2013 07:49:03:

I have written for many magazines over the years and the only time that I was paid for any reprint of an article was when it was published in a different magazine. Writers should be well aware that once their article is published they relinquish the copyright of both the words and the photographs.

Peter

I understood that the publishers only had copyright for 6 months, after that the copyright reverted to back to me, in which case a reprint after 6 months needed my permission.

cheers.

Doug

Newbie_Neil09/01/2013 09:53:40
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Peter,

It seems really strange when the publisher and editor get paid, but the author doesn't.

Also, the poor old customer has paid twice for the same article.

Cheers,

Neil

New Brit Workshop10/01/2013 18:53:14
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Every contract is different but it does pay to read the small print.

Peter

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