It has been claimed that if someone writes a piece, an article, an opinion on the News of the Day, Politics, or Religion that the person who wrote those words owns them and has control of their use.
This is the biggest pile of Bolderdash I have ever heard. No human has the right to stop another human from commenting on another humans words… No ones speech is Protected from criticism. At least not in my country and my world. If it is in yours than you’ve been robbed of your basic human right.
Now if you want to get paid for your words you can if you have a sponsor, a paper, a journal, or a government that pays you for Your ability to spin your words and how fanciful your opinions are on things, god bless ya. Except you get paid before they are published.
Once published your words and opinions about the News, Religion, and or Politics are fair game. Once your words are in the Public domain they are open to anyone to use and reprint as long as they don’t alter what you wrote, or claim your words for their own, they can be reprinted, replayed, regurgitated, ridiculed and or praised.
Now you can whine, you can moan, you can cry all you want. If you didn’t want your work reprinted and discussed you shouldn’t have written about News, Religion, or Politics. If anything you should feel proud…. your words your opinions were actually worthy of other people giving their opinions and words about them.
You’ve succeeded, now enjoy the fame, but remember get your check first because no one is going to pay you for your words after they are printed even if you hide them behind a pay wall.
And if you’re a news site and you hide your writers articles behind a pay wall….. you’re stupid and need to get a modern business model.