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Old 8th April 2011, 15:59   #181
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Overdrive dropped an email and wants the following to be posted on this thread:

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Dear Team-BHP Members,

We appreciate you bringing to our notice the issue with the travelogue in the latest issue of our magazine. While our response to you has been delayed, we have been in touch with Tanveer from the instant the matter was escalated to us. We are treating this matter with utmost seriousness and working as hard and as fast as we can to resolve it. The matter has been explained, a solution offered and we have been waiting for Tanveer to respond.

What we want to state very strongly is that we take pride in the effort that goes into generating the stories that we do and take our integrity and credibility very seriously.

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PS: Nitin Yadav: The images used in the Desert Storm story were supplied for print use by the organizers of the event - Northern Motorsport. I suggest you take up the images issue with them - they are our sole source of event images for printing and have accordingly been credited.



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Its real bad for OD for having done this. But then the matter is now between OD and the author and hope it will be resolved to satisfaction.
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We are treating this matter with utmost seriousness and working as hard and as fast as we can to resolve it. The matter has been explained, a solution offered and we have been waiting for Tanveer to respond.
Dear Sirish,

I would like to categorically state that I am NOT at all satisfied with the solution that you have offered to me. In my opinion, as someone:

- Whose content has been stolen by Overdrive & Goodyear

- And whose name has been used, WITHOUT AUTHORISATION, to market tires that I have in fact NEVER used on the Safari.


I consider your solution unreasonable and unacceptable

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"What we want to state very strongly is that we take pride in the effort that goes into generating the stories that we do and take our integrity and credibility very seriously"

Well Overdrive I hope your pride has got a Turbo Boost after this incident.
And you can take your "Integrity and Credibility" very seriously. Only problem is that I don't.

And in this world of social networking, do not underestimate a netizen.

I do not know what solutions you have offered but I have an inkling that they will be pretty lame (just like your words).

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Dear Sirish,

I would like to categorically state that I am NOT at all satisfied with the solution that you have offered to me.

I consider your solution unreasonable and unacceptable
What was the solution that was offered?
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PS : Overdrive: Whatever you may do, your act has back-stabbed an OD follower in me and broken the trust. I understand loosing me as subscriber won't affect your 'reputed' magazine or your 'business' but still wanted to tell you that no subscription renewal this time or any time in future . Good Bye !!

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Dear Sirish,

I would like to categorically state that I am NOT at all satisfied with the solution that you have offered to me. In my opinion, as someone:


I consider your solution unreasonable and unacceptable
@TSK

As I had indicated earlier my experience with sundry corporate types caught playing dirty suggests, your best case scenario is litigation for grievances under the statutes, violation of the provisions of which entails criminal prosecution.

Once you commence on that road, you will encounter initial bluster and "tainu vi dekh laange" nonsense. However the moment they see you persisting you will see a hitherto missing cordiality and contrite behaviour with a plea to your sense of kindness and reasonableness.

This is easier said than done. However if you want justice that is the ONLY way to go.

All the best.
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Sirish dropped an email and wants the following to be posted on this thread:
OD should be taken to court for this kind of copy paste act . they though that since Tanveer is a common man they can get away with this ...

I hope tanveer proves them wrong..
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I am never buying OD again. It would be TopGear or ACI. Get a life, OD.
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OD's solution is not at all acceptable, So that means if i were the sole supplier of images to OD then they would keep on posting the images w/o considering their credibility.

Btw now since they have actually acknowledged this, then this can be taken as a proof in a court of law.

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I wonder how many articles OD publishes a month which are 'lifted' from the net! One can always take a printout and read! Why bother waiting for OD's next issue and 'buying' it to read the same stuff?

We came to know of this only coz it was a BHPian who was involved.
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Dear God, if that's what Overdrive "wants" to be published on this thread, they must not have a very high opinion of TBHPIANs

Wake up and smell the coffee! The days of auto magazines charging exorbitant prices for glossy pictures and dated content is past. Who wants that when you can have real-time, unbiased, accurate and interactive content here at Team BHP?

Tanveer- now that you have spurned their offer you may as well tell us what it is!

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So OD sill doesn't acknowledge any mis-doing or theft. It's an "issue" which is being dealt with with seriousness and urgency.

Wonderful!
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You took the wrong path, IMHO.

You should have first served a Legal Notice, and then a lodged a formal case, before you began discussions. That would have placed you higher on the negotiation stakes.

Now that you have engaged in discussions, prior to filing a case, the case (if you do it now) would be looked upon as somewhat retrospective, and OD would be able to successfully argue that they have offered you redress, that you have refused, with an intent to profit inordinately, out of this incident. They may present your initial negotiation attempts as an effort to coerce them into making hefty payments, and in their firm rebuttal of the same, your filing the consequent case. Since, this potentially dilutes your case a bit, you lose the advantage that you originally had, for the negotiations.

Just my opinion...

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You took the wrong path, IMHO.

You should have first served a Legal Notice, and then a lodged a consequent case. Since, this potentially dilutes your case a bit, you lose the advantage that you originally had, for the negotiations.

Just my opinion...

OD's insinuations not withstanding a violation of the law is a violation of the law. No more No less.
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