I was writing for a publication and they stole my articles and kept them. I have an invoice that I sent over and over again but no response. He was paying me and we had a verbal and written contract. What rights do I have and what should I do? Thanks for any help appreciated.
I often hear from writers who have written several articles without getting paid…and then they never get paid. The fact is, if the person who hired you is in another country, you will likely never recover your fees. If they never gave the name of their publication, and perhaps gave you a fake name and used a generic email address, you will also likely never recover your fees.
But, if they are in the U.S., and you have that person’s real name and their business information, you might be able to frighten them into paying what they owe. Since you said he did pay you for some article, you should have some sort of real contact information from him, whether through checks he mailed you, or his PayPal information.
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