Jan 29, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
Magazine publisher Rodale putting new spin on plagiarism
momewrath saidThis practice isn't unusual among many media outlets. This isn't something that should be taking the creator by surprise. Like was mentioned, this is in the contract. So if the writer agrees to those terms, there's legally no problem with it. When you're hired by a company to produce something for them, it's a rare case if you hold any rights to the content once you show it to them. Photographers and artists have been dealing with this for years, so it's no surprise to me that writers have to deal with it too.
Definitely not a reason to not buy something, though. If you boycott based on this kind of contract, you'd have to boycott all media.