In the Netherlands there’s just one financial newspaper, “Het Financieele Dagblad“, FD for short. They have one specialist on financial derivatives, mister Conijn.
Reading through the pages of the FD last week I discovered a juicy story. Something about a lawsuit between All Options and Euronext. Actually, it was the very same story published a week earlier on this website. Translated in Dutch, processed through the notorious Conijn-o-generator (usually stuff about flags) and a few small mistakes introduced. But definitely the same entire story published over here on amsterdamtrader.
A good thing about the oldskool journalists of the pen-and-paper era is they’re easy to reach. Working from nine-to-five in the office, the journalist turned out to be a very friendly chap. He immediately confessed. He was inspired by the story on Amsterdamtrader.com, although he denied straight copying a story. After all, he checked the sources to confirm everything was true so there was actually some work involved for him. Giving credits where credit’s due was a still little difficult story, but he’ll work on that.