And this time, it’s the Daily Mail in the dock!
Guido has previously written to Paul Dacre about his hacks lifting stories from Order-Order, but it seems little has changed. Crash Bang Wallace is clearly popular in the Daily Mail office, judging by the paper’s Ephraim Hardcastle column this week.
Over the weekend, Mark broke the story about CCHQ running a mystery shopping exercise with local associations. Then yesterday, he disclosed Ed Miliband’s proclamation that he ‘knew nothing‘ about Tunisia, shortly before being interviewed on Andrew Marr’s show.
And what happened next?
As a photographer, if my work was reproduced without permission or credit, that’s copyright theft. (The sort the Mail loves to rail against when talking about piracy and such like) I hope Mark is duly paid for his work as a Mail reporter!
It should also be added that the main story on the page today was a re-hash of George Pascoe-Watson’s memo on the No2AV campaign crisis summit held by senior Tories.
When a paid-for newspaper is so flagrantly lifting material from blogs available for free, it really is a sorry state of affairs and hardly helps the argument that print titles are a unique product not available online.