I went to the bookstore today, and saw a paperback edition of Ted Nugent’s “Ted, White, and Blue” on the “Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off” table. The cover said “Revised Edition”, so I picked up the book and checked for the essay of mine that was included in the hardcover edition without attribution or permission. (You may remember the copyright saga.)
Here’s the final page of the essay, which takes up two and a half pages in the book:
And here’s the pertinent reference section in the back of the book:
Pardon the low-quality pictures…I took them with my cell phone’s camera, because the idea of spending $17 of the money my lawyer got out of Uncle Ted for the oversight (and passing on the royalties to the Nuge) didn’t appeal to me.
Proper attribution of the essay, a bit of green in my palm, and I’m happy. It would have been even better if he had done the research, asked permission first, and paid up front. Alas, one has to be thankful for small victories.