Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Thisday Newspaper – Accused of Stealing Intellectual Property of Golden Icons Inc. and Misleading the Public and Fans of Stella Damasus

Two years ago, Golden Icons sat down for an Exclusive Interview with Nollywood Superstar, Stella Damasus to talk about one of the most sensitive topic in her life. Prior to this interview and up to date, she has not granted any exclusive one-on-one interview with other media platforms to further discuss or elaborate on this topic.
Two years after the referenced interview with Stella Damasus, Thisday Newspaper released the same interview word for word, re-branded it, and claimed it as their own without giving proper credit to Golden Icons. Check out the screenshot images below from Thisday, and link on their website.. ‘Word for Word.. With no credit..’.. As you can see from this link posted on March 19, 2016 on their website
The original live interview (Video) was posted by Golden Icons on Dec 15, 2014 and can be found in the link below:
This is basically stealing intellectual property of the hard working staff at Golden Icons Inc. and misleading the public and fans of Stella Damasus to claim that this is an Interview that she granted.
As stated on your website under “About us” –
“The newspaper is a public trust dedicated to the pursuit of truth and reason covering a range of issues from breaking news to politics, business, the markets, the arts, sports and community to the crossroads of people and society.”
This action by Thisday is considered as plagiarism and not in line with what they claim on their website as Truth and Reason.  This action violates common journalism practice, and it speaks of lack of integrity and professionalism. This Interview may have been public knowledge, but like all academic work, all sources must be cited.
We love bringing the world exclusive news, and sharing information with our numerous media partners; but we also love recognition for our hard work! Thanks to all our media friends that continue to share our work with millions of viewers and we certainly hope to bring more exclusives in the future that will continue to be credible and trustworthy.
This same interview was also posted by the following news media who gave us our deserved credit accordingly.
This same interview was also posted by BellaNaija on  Dec 16, 2014 and credited ‘Golden Icons’ accordingly
ThisDay, please learn to do the right thing…as it speaks of common Integrity and Professionalism..

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