Well today David Lian and I were published in the Malay Mail (without permission).
The article is about PR and bloggers of course and they published both of our articles side-by-side (and made David look like a Simpsons character).
They did infringe our copyright by taking these articles (and even editing them) without our permission, I wouldn’t have actually minded if they asked as the final piece looks pretty good. And for once I wrote the article fairly well (and seriously) so it doesn’t look out of place in a newspaper. It’s ironic though what they did considering the subject matter of the articles.
I’ve had this problem with picture credits in Malaysian publications many times before, and even once with an article.
Of course David’s counter piece is also very well written so they sit well on a page together. And at least the picture of me is decent and I learnt of a new site – http://www.bloggersandpr.com/
Plus it demonstrates the power of blogs, two articles are worthy to take up a whole page in their publication (that tells me something about the general quality of their output).
You can download the full article here if you want to check it out: