If this was a FB post, I would "like" it. Excellent.
From: Tony Greiner
To: libs-or@listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:25 PM
Subject: [Libs-Or] One way to push back on Greedy Journal Publishers

I submitted an article to a professional journal (Not LJ - they pay!) and got some sort of garbage response about how I couldn't retain copyright and would not have reprint privileges.

In response, I told them that I would pull the article unless I could retain reprint on online privileges. At that point, they told me that they signed those contracts only with companies, not individuals.

So I created (in my head) Tony Greiner Enterprises, and sold it the rights to the article for 1 cent. I sent the article in, again, under the new company name, and said it would retain copyright and online rights. The article was printed, and I have reprinted the article and used it online.

Tony Greiner, President, CEO, and Proprietor of Tony Greiner Enterprises.