- 16/04/2019 at 08:35 #112655cmnashParticipant
I have just read Just Jack’s blog post regarding the unauthorised use of his photographs in WI 377, here:
Personally, I think this is bang out of order and have emailed the magazine asking that they apologise to Jack for this
I felt concerned about it enough that I had to share it here too.
.16/04/2019 at 10:54 #112669deephorseParticipant
I’m quite surprised by this. Makes me wonder how much more of their content is just lifted wholesale from the internet? Could be that they have their own version of fizzy-orange-flavoured-drink-01 working on the magazine.
Less enthusiasm, please. This is Britain.16/04/2019 at 17:02 #112684kyoteblueParticipant
Hey Jack, post something on TWW will Ya!!!16/04/2019 at 19:50 #11268916/04/2019 at 21:21 #112692Steve JohnsonParticipant
I thought that even in the digital realm, you still owned the copyright to your pics etc. I stand to be corrected however!16/04/2019 at 21:22 #112693MikeKeymaster
I thought that even in the digital realm, you still owned the copyright to your pics etc.
You do.17/04/2019 at 10:26 #112726cmnashParticipant
I sent this email to the letters address of WI the same day I posted here:
Hi, I think that it’s bang out of order for your magazine to use a blogger’s pictures without their permission, or at the very least. notifying them of your intent to do so.
If you do not know what I’m referring to, then I direct you to this blog post ny ‘Just Jack’:
I do hope that you will apologise to Jack, if not in your magazine, then at least directly to him
To be honest, I expected better from your publication
A very disappointed reader
and got this reply this morning:
Thanks for bringing this situation to our attention. We’ve apologised publicly on the Blog and offered some compensation.
These type of things happen very rarely, but are, of course, unacceptable. We’ve reviewed the matter and dealt with it internally.
So to me it seems that WI has done the right thing – they made a mistook, have owned up to it, and offered amends – well done to them
.17/04/2019 at 11:15 #11273017/04/2019 at 11:21 #112731WhirlwindParticipant17/04/2019 at 12:43 #112733MikeKeymaster
I’m a little concerned that I can’t find the apology. Am I being dim? Can someone point me at it please?
I was looking for it on WI’s page, I am guessing you were too?17/04/2019 at 14:43 #112744Guy FarrishParticipant
It would be a good place to start wouldn’t it?
Good they’ve apologised on Jack’s blog, but a slightly more up front, equal size and prominence announcement to the original mistake, on their own site, might be more appropriate.17/04/2019 at 15:00 #112746
I was looking on the WI site, as Mike guessed. Given that Jack didn’t seem concerned, I imagine he’s happy with the offer and the apology.
I’d have preferred an acknowledgement of the mistake and apology on WI’s site, but since I’m not the aggrieved party, my opinion isn’t really relevant.
Mostly I hope they’ve put something in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.17/04/2019 at 17:44 #112758Just JackParticipant
Well, my goodness! I post a bit of belly-aching on my blog, get busy for a couple days, and look what it turns into! 😉
First, let me say a big thanks to my buddy Colin for his kind gesture (both the post here and the email to Wargames Illustrated), and thanks to everyone here for the moral support. And I very much appreciate the response from Wargames Illustrated; it seems like a simple mistake, no apologies necessary, and their offer of a free year-long subscription is extraordinarily generous. I’ll send them an email shortly.
The most important point in all this is probably Kyote’s: I need to get off my lazy butt, get back to some wargaming, and posting it here! I’ll do my best, just lots of ‘real life’ going on right now.
Thanks again to everyone, I appreciate it.
Jack17/04/2019 at 19:19 #112764kyoteblueParticipant
Yeah, I’m doing the heavy lifting right now with my Rebels and Patriots (Osprey Pub.) rules, figure painting and split rail building!!! Get off your butt Jack!!!17/04/2019 at 19:25 #112765ThomastonParticipant
Wow, all this happened and resolved while I was sleeping.
My first thought was, “That’s not right”, then I check the blog and saw the image and thougt I’d be glattered.
Glad they took accountability for it and offered compensation.
If I was religious I’d say god works in mysterious way, of all the days, all the shop and all the books you could have picked up.
Tired is enough.
I like tiny miniatures
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