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Yon / Shock / HFM update

Important Update: This is still an issue according to Michael Yon

Michael Yon reports that he and HFM (Hachette Filipacchi Médias) have come to an agreement:

I am satisfied that Hachette Filipacchi Media believed they were acting in good faith when procuring the publishing rights from Polaris to use my photograph in SHOCK magazine. Both sides worked to find a solution, and, as a result of our discussions, Hachette Filipacchi Media agreed to pay a licensing fee, and to make a very generous contribution to Fisher House.

That is the good news and means that I have updated my post about HFM from last week to note that HFM do apparently respect other people's copyright. Of course one can wonder whether HFM would have cared if it hadn't been for all the publicity and blog posts from people such as I and on that note I find it fascinating that my blog post is number 1 on Google Finance's HFM page (see below) and that number 2 comes from another Yon fan/HFM critic who also notes that HFM's parent company Lagardère had some interesting relations with the former Iraqi government.
HFM google finance page

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