Denver Post asserts copyright rights
Copyrights protect the property rights of those of us who write, make movies, write and sing songs and patent inventions, among other things. The internet has caused millions to disregard copyrights, and now newspapers around the country are asserting their legal right to protect their intellectual property. I have always tried to respect copyrights and to make only fair use of copyrighted materials, which includes about anything anybody writes. In an effort to make peace with some Colorado bloggers whose writers and commenters have posted complete articles in violation of the Denver Post's copyrights, the paper has clarified its copyright policy. Basically, it says I can summarize its article as I've done here, and it would appreciate some kind of link to its stories when summaries and comments about the articles are posted on blogs and other web sites. LINK: Notice to readers about Denver Post copyright protections.