Friday, 22 May 2009

Something to CROW about

I'm in shock!

left my crow; right Jo's crow













I am very shocked to see that I've had "a letter" printed in Cloth Paper Scissors that I didn't even write!!

Missy K's comment on my last post drew my attention to it, so I had to get my copy of "Cloth Paper Scissors" out and see what she was referring to. I am confused because I haven't sent the magazine a letter about "Christmas Crow Day" you see!! But there it is - on page 14 of the May/June 2009 issue!! The words have been lifted from my blog of 28th January 2009 and posted as a letter in the magazine without any consultation with me!

It took me by surprise today and I've got really mixed feelings about it! Whilst it is a compliment that CPS like our idea of "Christmas Crow Day" and it's nice to be seen in print, I also feel really cross that they didn't ask me first before publishing or even tell me it was there!!

16 comments:

daisy said...

Naughty naughty peeps ...

It's a lovely idea so I can see why they thought it worthy of publication. I hope a sincere apology is not long in coming!

meplusmolly said...

Oo naughty bods!
I saw your 'letter' in my copy. cool creative idea by the way ;0 x

Gez said...

That's unbelieveable Carolyn not asking for permission first! I hope you get an apology too.

Your crow is handsome. I can see why they were lifted. xx

Art Space Gallery said...

Thought we might see 'garlands' today - love the crows though, they're cute and funny. BFN.
Lesley

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What wonderful crows, these were put on my to do list when I saw them in CPS. I am in need some hand stitching might just go and look that issue out.
Happy Bank Holiday!!!

freebird said...

I've been surprised like that too only my piece was put up on Beading Daily.com. I guess they figure they are a blog sort of so they can do it. I have a harder time seeing a magazine doing so. I know, it's a compliment but just wonder why they don't mention it to us.

Isn't it nice to be in print though!?

Julie said...

A double edged sword, as they say. I had a look today and found it on the page called Muse Flash. It certainly looks as though you had contributed it so they have misled the readers at the very least. I hope they apologise altho I expect it is exciting to see yourself in print but I'm sure it would have been nice to have been asked, or at least to have known it was there so you could enjoy it! I wonder how many magazines browse our blogs?

The Crow Day is a good idea. doing it with someone else keeps you on target too.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi - thanks for all your comments and support

It's nice that CPS like our idea of "Christmas Crow Day" and it's flattering to be in print (perhaps I should be grateful!) but it took me by surprise and I'm just cross that they didn't ask!

Amy said...

aw, these lil' critter's are something to 'crow' about! They are both so darling. I love the different colored fabric piece's on them.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Bittersweet. Nice for the mention but they really should have consulted with you first.

A bird in the hand said...

I hate to say this, but it's shocking for a magazine to lift your blog comment without permission, and misrepresent it to boot (as a "letter"). You should have been asked first, and having said "yes", got a free copy of the magazine.

I know it's exposure for you, but it's also breaking copyright law. the last people I'd expect this from is a magazine. You deserve much better than that.

Love, Colette

Judy Scott said...

wow Im not surprised you feel a little bit annoyed especially when this magazine did a bit on copyright afew years ago! I dont get CPS anymore so cant look at "your letter", I loved your idea at the time, of a get together to create and your crows are brilliant and such fun and now I want to make one :)~ take care ~ Judy x

libbyquilter said...

very interesting, since as Judy Scott, mentioned they printed an informational article regarding this very issue . . .

LOVE THE CROWS~!~ and i'm happy to see you in print but definately agree with your upset~!!~ hopefully they will attempt to rectify this situation in some way . . .

:0
libbyQ

Fiona Whitehead said...

That's very naughty - hope you get a good response from them.

Jude said...

The cheek of it!
I hatethe idea of anyone 'lifting' anything from our blogs, be it photos, tutorials,ideas, words.It doesn't take much to email and ask permission and I'd certainly expect that from a publication like that.

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

A bit late as I've only just read this posting, but I'm outraged! Definitely a breach of your copyright never mind just damned rude. I found an image of one of my quilts on an Edexcel examination Teachers support pack for GCSE art and design. No one asked if they could use it and it was just lifted it from my website. As Julie says, a double edged sword, but these people are making money out of you and they shouldn't. Shame on them. You can get free copyright advice, and get someone to chase the perpetrators up for free by following the links in the sidebar at the top of my blog.