Yes, it’s coming! Newspapers will want bloggers to “obey” the rules of the road. I finally read about this at the New York Times. Here’s the issue in a nutshell as I explained it to Congressman Dave Camp:
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An issue is stirring among the blogosphere and Newspapers about intellectual property and plagiary. Newspapers are thinking about getting organized to bring standards that bloggers may need to comply with. There are MANY sides to this discussion.
Here is a hypothetical story:
John Doe has a simple website and wants people to read it. So, he sees an article at the Chicago Tribune website. It’s about the same topic his website fans are interested in. He copies and pastes article into his own website, so it looks like his work, but it’s not. He doesn’t see anything wrong with this and the Chicago Tribune may not be entirely angry.
Because Chicago Tribune readers read the paper newspaper at home, not so much online, JohnDoe.com’s