I was recently stunned to see Hello magazine website copy and paste two of my stories which appeared almost in their entirety on their site – without permission.
Byline banditry is something that should be stamped out in our industry – the name of the person who wrote the story should always be on the copy – and I think it is good practice to out offenders.
Chris Stylianou, MD of Sky TV Customer Service Group boasts “Sky is leading the way once again when it comes to happy customers” … but is Sky TV service really up to much? Sky TV expects customers to be mini engineers Sky TV passes off old films as new ones Contrary to what Mr Stylianou […]
After reserving saucepans at Argos, I was plagued by a spammer with cancer charity email from Macmillan … According to a survey 70 per cent of us will not be taking part in ‘black friday’ sales because we are worried about the safety of giving out our personal details online. And it seems we are […]
Shocking footage shows how TWO male reporters from Daily Record ‘visited’ a young mum in her own home… It never ceases to amaze me how so many people believe local newspapers to be trustworthy and somehow ‘safer’ than the national press. But in my vast experience nothing is further than the truth and here’s some […]
Oversharing? Is it time to stop posting so many personal photos of our children on sites such as Facebook and Instagram? Posting photos of our children on social media has become incredibly fashionable. Indeed I follow many very public profiles on Instagram where the focus is the children. And the information given by the parents […]
How the New York Post used a copyrighted photo and the extraordinary battle to get paid. Unacceptable delay over payment Forced to email them over a dozen times – the story of Invoice 2942. When the New York Post emailed me desperate for a photo in what was the middle of the night in the UK, […]
If the Daily Star newspaper and website wants to improve its circulation – it recently suffered a whopping 13% fall and now just sells 425,000 copies a day (while Google rarely brings up the Daily Star website in any sort of search) – then the way to do it is to honestly source more exclusives…