On March 25, I pointed out that Tamil magazines Mangayar Malar and Snegithi (of Manjula Ramesh) have published photographs from my blog without my permission. As it is a copyright violation, I registered my complaint to the Editor of Mangayar Malar, through their website. I could not take up with the editor of Snegithi as the magazine is not having a website.
Here is my complaint to Mangayar Malar on March 25, that was acknowledged.
Now Mangayar Malar, April 2010 issue is already in circulation. I found that Mangayar Malar has not stopped the practice of publishing my blog photograph without my permission.
Here are the details:
Page 62 of Mangayar Malar, April 2010 issue. (Even the watermark in my photograph is erased)
A closer view of the magazine and my dish Medhu Vadai: Indian Savoury Doughnut.
Now instead of looking into my complaint dated March 25, Mangayar Malar continues with their copyright violation. When Mangayar Malar will stop this practice of unethical journalism ?
Update: April 01
Here is the e-mail that I have sent to Mangayar Malar on March 30 (to the e-mail id given in their magazine). Now more than 48 hours have passed and no reply has come. I want to bring out to the readers that communication channels given by Mangayar Malar either in their website or in their magazine really don’t work.
Next step available is to make a phone call to Mangayar Malar (How good is going to be the response is not known). I think it is too early to make a phone call and talk to them on this.
Here is the copy of the e-mail, sent to Mangayar Malar.