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Old 1st April 2011, 15:39   #16
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No pic of your White Elephant, Tanveer?! Now you seriously should sue them.
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I am shocked. They have even mentioned that I use GoodYear Tires. I guess that is backdoor marketing, and that makes them a party to the dispute.
Thanks for your suggestions.

1. I am going to mail to them and ask for compensation
2. If they behave like many such large groups behave, then I will be sending them a legal notice.
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Overdrive magazine have stolen my travelogue
Came here from a link posted on Nitin's FB status (I know, I should be logging into TBHP more often on my own!), but this is just pathetic!

Are Overdrive's editors so dumb that they think they can get away with something like this?
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Tanveer, why dont you send them a legal notice and also a letter to the Editor, Shirish Chandran? Maybe some half wit has given your article to these guys without stating the facts from where he got it from?
And yes Tweet about it and also put it on Facebook.
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1. I am going to mail to them and ask for compensation
2. If they behave like many such large groups behave, then I will be sending them a legal notice.
Don't bother. You'll be wasting your time, and they'll latch on to some wording in your mail to refuse you, in the hope that you'll be frustrated enough to give up. Hand this over to a legal expert directly.
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Hello tanveer,
This is really bad and unethical on the part of Overdrive.
And if I you don't mind, can I take the liberty of posting this to their facebook and twitter?
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I agree with V-16. Send a legal notice to the editor. Or at least a formal letter if not legal. This is plain robbery in broad daylight! And Goodyear also joins the party, by claiming that you use Goodyear tyres. Shame. Such a shame!

Time to go public my friend.
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Tanveer sue them. They are using your photos and travelogue for monetary gain. Get a good lawyer and wring out your compensation from them. This is completely deliberate and unethical.

When cornered, the best defence that they will have (in my opinion) is to shift the blame on a freelancer / employee and make a scapegoat out of them. But don't fall for it.
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Please dont get dissuaded by 'justice takes a long time', you have been wronged and Overdrive/Goodyear must compensate you for this shameful act.
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Tanveer, the fact that they are promoting Goodyear using your name makes your case even stronger. They are basically saying that YOU, Tanveer Singh, like Goodyear.
You should definitely send them legal notice.

There are two things here.
1. They published your travelogue by falsely claiming that you sent it to them.
2. They falsely accused you of recommending a brand that you have no linkage with. This is libel.

Don't ask for compensation from them. They may brush you aside by offering an apology in the next edition. Or give you peanuts.
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I will first use the email route. If they brush me off I will take this to court. I don't care even if it takes 10 years.
One question from the lawyers. Since my hometown is not Delhi, can I file a case against them in my hometown. My vehicle is registered in my hometown.
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This is clear breach of your copyright. A strongly worded legal notice should serve the purpose. I agree with SST that a mail won't do the trick.
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Quoting from the text of the article...

That's what I mean. Tanveer's never been on Goodyear tyres, nor mentioned anything of the sort, so Goodyear would be directly responsible for the back-door marketing.
SS, this article has been doctored nicely by OD team. Goodyear have no idea about this. They're not going to check if Tanvir was actually using Goodyear or not.

That said I'm surprised to see OD's audacity!
They know original travelogue is in TBHP.
They know they haven't taken his permission.
They know he wasn't using Goodyear.
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Tanveer, dont ignore it, sue them. We are all with you. Today its you, tomorrow it could be someone else's intellectual property being misused, so dont be party to it.

If you get proper legal guidance, you will easily get a fat compensation that can bring a wicked smile on your face for a long time !!
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Why not put a note on their facebook page - it will piss off their readers also
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