In case anyone thought I was overreacting and being weird in this post, then you all need to hear about the latest instance of a publication ripping off on-line content without permission (the blogger’s a friend of a friend) — and this time it’s local:
I haven’t seen this Gram “magazine” anywhere, but if I do, I plan to set the pile on fire. Because they’re exploitative, plain and simple. And because they’re making a shit situation (I’m talking about the conditions and pay of writers in Melbourne) worse.
PAY FOR A FUCKING WRITER, YOU STUPID ASSHOLES. THEY REALLY DON’T COST THAT MUCH.
Also, don’t pinch content and pretend you’re ace.
And, as a general rule, DON’T BE A DICK.
UPDATE: Monday 7 February
Crikey have picked this up now: