According to the ABA Journal [American Bar Association], "Writer Monica Gaudio protested when she saw the magazine Cooks Source had discovered her Internet article on the origins of apple pie and reprinted it without her permission, according to the Forbes blog Mixed Media and the Washington Post blog Faster Forward. Gaudio asked for an apology and a $130 donation to the Columbia School of Journalism for the purloined article, taken from a website on medieval recipes." The report goes on to say that the author received a disrespectful response, not only stating that she was not entitled to compensation because anything published on the internet is "public domain," but also stating that the author should be paying the publication itself for the edits it made.
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