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November 28, I wanted to share with you potential writers out there, after a long time dealing with Seeking Alpha, how they are keeping my columns on their website without having paid me.
This is my letter to the managing editor, George Moriarty, explaining why I think they are wrong, and dealing with me completely unfairly. I will be brief, re-explain a few points, then ask for an explanation. Last year I published several columns, was paid by Alpha.
Then I published two columns on Netflix. About the same time maybe before, not sure of the exact timing, I began my own blog. Absolutely unwittingly, not knowing your rules about not publishing on one's own blog, I took my columns and published them.
Months and months after they became useful to Alpha. Then, I received a note saying that my Nokia column was taken down because it had been published on my blog.
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I was also accused of possible plagarism despite stating that I had gotten the material I was quoting from a website and identified the source.
That of course sat poorly with me. Also, the other posts I had written that I had republished on my blog were taken down, with the exception on the column on gold which for some reason was taken off premium content.
I had not republished my Netflix columns on my website, those stayed in premium along with with my Google column. I was not paid.
I was given the explanation that I would have to make-up the money I was paid previously before I could be paid. I really didn't know. You have not paid me fr them, you don't own the copyright. It's not something I would do as managing editor, but it is completely defensible.
What is not defensible is not to pay for columns that were premium content, that did not appear on my website, saying I had to make-up the money from other AND then keep them up when I ask you to take them down. That is at best equivalent to me putting the columns I wrote on my blog, in violation of your terms and conditions.
You have made money from my columns. I therefore kindly ask you to see this all from my position, and how you might feel.
If you would like to explain to me your position and justification of all this, as perhaps there is something I am not understanding from your viewpoint, I would like to know. And I don't know if legally your actions are correct or not for sure.
I do know that morally, with each interaction, they seem more and more askew. I hope you understand that my association with Alpha has grown increasingly negative, and that I will go out of my way in discussing with other writers what has taken place here, and take pleasure in sending them elsewhere so that they don't have to deal with such things.
I know this is a very minor minor thing for you in running this business, but for me it is a growing infection that at this moment wants to be treated with the antibiotic of justice.As a contributor for Seeking Alpha and Forbes, as well as Senior Analyst at iREIT, Brad Thomas is a real estate expert with a strong background in capital markets.
Thomas researches and writes on a variety of real estate based fixed-income alternatives, maintaining real-time research on around U.S. equity REITs, Mutual Funds, and REIT ETFs. Jun 12, · Every article published exclusively on Seeking Alpha receives a $35 flat payment plus $ per page view.
This means that contributors get paid even if the article isn't widely read, but retain the option to make significantly more money on articles that have a strong readership. NEW YORK — Winnebago’s underlying financials are right back in striking distance of like numbers, yet the company’s stock chart tells a different story, writes Steve Guenette, for Seeking Alpha.
A few days ago, SeekingAlpha announced a premium program that would allow its contributors to get paid for writing exclusive articles for the site. The payout is $10 per pageviews. According to SA, top posts can generate upwards of 20k visits, or a nice $ payday under the current payout rules.
The average article on Seeking Alpha makes $, meaning the average article receives 3, page views.
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