A writer finds her work being used without permission by a magazine and writes the editor for an explanation and gets this as a response:
But honestly Monica, the web is considered “public domain” and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift” your whole article and put someone else’s name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio.
The entire letter and reaction to it is here.
The Magazine is
Crooks Cooks Source Magazine which will probably have to take down their facebook page very soon.