32 Response from the Editor( Mangayar Malar )

Two days back had posted copyright violation by Mangayar Malar here . Also sent a mail to the editor informing them about the issue by misusing my picture in their magazine without my notice and permission. Today within 2 days got a reply from the editor. You can see their reply below.

Felt relieved to get a positive response and appreciate their prompt reply.
Wishing these things will be avoided in future.

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Dear madam,

Received your letter,regarding the use of the ‘sundal’ picture from
your blog in mangayar malar sept-2010 edition. At the very outset,
we apologise for what has happened. We have conducted internal
enquiry on this issue, with the editorial team and have warned
them against such further repeated acts. I, as the executive editor,
take total responsibility for this Inadvertant mistake, and request
you to excuse us for this unintentional act.

We shall be very careful in future and take every step to avoid such
errors.

Anuradha Sekar
Executive Editor
Mangayar malar.


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32 comments/Reactions:

Smitha said...

atleast the editor sent a good apology note! :) good luck!

harini-jaya said...

thats a relief on that front..hope people learn from this and refrain from these kinds of nasty things!

nivedita said...

Thats great news, at least some one responded in this matter.
Hope the mistake will not be repeated again.

The Foodie said...

That's a great news... hope that this does not happen in future.

Rajani said...

Decent of the Editor.Actually i was thinking of initiating a chain email or some form of group protest against the magazine.From a different perspective,it is quite impossible for the editor to check if each article submitted to them has been 'lifted' or is original.Now,I think you oculd insist that the author of the article should issue a public apology as well as apologise to you.
What do you say?

athi said...

glad there is a response from the editor. but how can we stop devika kaliappans of this world.

Varunavi said...

Thats good u got response from them....

PriyaVaasu said...

Thats good!!!! Good to Know that People do have some Courtesy and they also apologise when pointed out!!!

PriyaVaasu said...

I think you should add this letter as a Gadget in your blog, where everybody can see it with a good title!!!!

deepa said...

i thought they would pay for using your photo in their magazine!

Swathi said...

At least you got a apology . That is good.

Torviewtoronto said...

good to hear this apology I found in another site my picture was published but they didn't ask and it is upsetting when you do a lot of work and they take the fun out of it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Glad to know that the Editor was decent enough to apologize.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Good the editor apologized. What about the author though ?

Ramya said...

Good!!Atleast they apologized!!Hope they wont repeat this act

Pavithra said...

Good atleast u got the response and appology ;)

Cilantro said...

Good, I am glad about the positive response you got.
Let me see if I can get one. I think it is very tiring to see where our pics are copied, sending a mail and so on soforth...

Priya said...

Thats great, hope they wont repeat again..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice to hear that they got back to you.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good to see a positive response with apologies!

Sush said...

Wow!, thats like a gentleman's reply.

Viki's Kitchen said...

A relief to know this dear. we are spending our energy,creativity, time and money (camera, human billable hours, electricity), but some one like this simply gets the benefits. They should have paid for using your effort.

Shanthi said...

Atleast she has some moral responsibility... In that way its OK leave it.

jayasree said...

Good that you got an apology. In that Sept issue, my Ma-vilaku photo was copied and I had mailed them more than once but did not get any reply. Glad u got one.

Jay said...

Hey Padma,

Done a good job...at least in future , this will prevent misusing of our pics easily and all our hard work being materialised by someone..!
Tasty appetite

mahavijay said...

wow good news sister

Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your support.

Padma

Padma said...

That is really kind of you Rajani and also a good idea.
I agree with you, the author should give a public apology. Looks like she has copied pictures from many different blogs and the credit goes to her and her pic too being published in the magazine. Atleast hope that these things will not be repeated and the editorial team are alert in future.

Padma said...

Nice idea Priya...will do that.

Padma said...

Too bad torviewtoronto... hope things clear out soon for you. Let me know if you need any support.

Padma said...

Cilantro - try to see if you can get a copy of that edition and publish it in your blog and send the link to the editor. Hope they can ask the author for an apology and do not repeat this in future.

Padma said...

Jayasree - of course I have seen that picture in the same magazine- same edition... and I have posted that picture too with the author on top in my post against copyright violation by a Tamil Magazine. Did not realise that it was yours... too bad of the author... hope they give you an apology soon. Or let me know if we all can join together and do something.

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