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if a newspaper publishes my hub in their paper, do they have to pay me?

  1. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    if a newspaper publishes my hub in their paper, do they have to pay me?

  2. freelanceworld profile image61
    freelanceworldposted 8 years ago

    Pretty Legal thing ..
    I do thing they should... its a matter of originality of a hub writer just like any other writer or Editor.

  3. puppascott profile image76
    puppascottposted 8 years ago

    This is pure speculation on my part...

    I do not believe the paper has to pay you, unless you entered into a cotractual agreement. If, however, your work was duplicated without permission, or at least acknowledgement, you should be due some compensation through legal means from copyright infringement.

  4. Rickrideshorses profile image86
    Rickrideshorsesposted 8 years ago

    A newspaper will never publish an article that has been lifted straight from the internet. Once an article is in the public domain, they may legally re-write the article or lift facts and quotes from it for free. Even if you have emailed your article to the features editor - and then they publish it - they do not have to pay you. It would be your responsibility to invoice the accounts department or the company that publishes the newspaper and chase them for the payment.

 
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