Employer wouldn’t approve posting on my Medium

New / Consultant Quality
Aug 11 9 Comments

On my last month of employment (trying to keep it professional) I was working on a very technical and detailed blog post series. I finished it on my last day and followed up on fixes and proofreading out of my free time. Now the articles are up on the company’s blog (low traffic, bad looking). I asked for permission to post it on my Medium, linking to their website, writing it as theirs, etc but got denied. They wouldn’t even credit me when sharing the post on Twitter or anything.. and I feel it is going quite personal, might even be subconciously. What steps should I take if at all? I’m quite well connected and my LinkedIn profile is pretty strong, but I don’t feel like shaming is the way to go, would love to hear some opinions.

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Nordstrom Nepotism
    You don't own the post or the writing, you performed it as work for the company. Move on.
    Aug 11 1
    • New / Consultant Quality
      OP
      Yeah was thinking the same, just feels so childish/lose-lose from their side but eh
      Aug 11
  • Oracle alwzangry
    If they are public, go ahead and link them as long as you're not adding comments, misrepresenting/spinning, or taking credit for them in your post.
    Aug 11 6
    • Oracle alwzangry
      For public information? Sounds like someone is on an ego trip to say no. Use your judgement, but what can they do?
      Aug 11
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      What can they do? Send a DMCA takedown notice to Medium and sue the OP for plagiarism or theft of IP.
      Aug 11
    • Oracle alwzangry
      Again, for citing/referencing public information? Like something on a company website can be linked by anyone...
      Aug 11
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      It isn’t being linked, it is being reproduced on another forum after the copyright holder explicitly said not to.
      Aug 12
    • Oracle alwzangry
      Oh okay... I interpreted it wrong. Yes, OP cannot copy the work as it belongs to your employer. Link is okay, as I mentioned before, but reproduction is not.
      Aug 12

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