However, the Statesman is trying to impose extra-legal restrictions on the use of their content to restrict the same bloggers whose work the Statesman without permission for nearly two years. Folks like me and Dennis Mansfield shouldn’t have to worry about whether we can link a Statesman article after they took the fruits of our intellectual labor for free. However, I intend to honor the Statesman’s request. If I find an article of interest on the Statesman, I’ll find another article somewhere else and give them the Google Juice the Statesman was getting. Failing that, I’ll paraphrase the facts of the case without actually quoting the Statesman. Saying, “Police don’t have any clues in the the killing of Robert Manwill.” is not something I can be sued over/Adam Graham, Adam's Blog. More here.
- He Googled it!/MountainGoat Report
- Linking to the Statesman needs permission now?/Dennis Mansfield
- Standing up for chickens and cows/Nicole LeFavour, Notes from the Floor
- Chain of command: Otter and Gwartney/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press
- 3-fer: Treasure Valley blogs, and: Daily politics brief, and: Wednesday morning news/Treasured Valley
DFO: I enjoy a good dust-up in the local or Idaho blosophere. But I hope cool minds prevail here -- and the Statesman and sundry blogs go back to their previous relationship. Online newspapers need the blogosphere and vice versa. Still, this should provide all of you bloggers and commenters a lesson in proper use of other material. Don't copy material wholesale without permission. And always provide credit and a link so the original source benefits to your post or comment, too.