OK - this is the scenario.
A friend tells you they've seen a chunk of your blog reproduced in a national paper.
a) Jump up and down in glee at the unexpected publicity
b) Wonder why they didn't have the decency to at least inform you
c) Rant because they should have asked for your permission before using your words
d) Immediately bung an invoice in the post demanding payment?
I have a confession to make here.
When I found out last year that the Guardian had quoted my blog post re Hay, I was really pleased.
It never occurred to me that the way this happened was out of order.
Well, never let it be said that I don't have the courage to admit when I'm in the wrong.
This articulate post by Zoe Margolis on Comment is Free is what persuaded me.