Our copyright policy
If you believe that content located on or linked from this website infringes one or more of your copyrights, please notify us immediately.
You may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in an Infringement Notification. Thus, if you are not sure content located on or linked from this site infringes your copyright, you should first contact an attorney.
All Infringement Notifications should include the following:
- A signature, electronic or physical, of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf;
- Identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
- A description of the nature and location on the Web sites of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright, and any links on the Web sites thereto, in sufficient detail to permit the Mercury News and MediaNews Group to find and positively identify that content;
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address; and
- A statement by you:
(i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner’s agent; and,
(ii) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notification is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
Infringement Notifications should be sent to the following:
750 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95190
Notice to readers about copyright protections
To Our Readers:
This website has always taken copyright issues seriously, both as a creator of content and as a user of other people's content. In fact, everything that appears in a typical edition or on our website is copyright protected.
Nonetheless, our work is illegally reproduced every day on websites across the country and around the world.
The federal Copyright Act protects our rights and our readers' rights to make fair use of copyrighted content. The law allows people to quote a small amount of a copyrighted story so as to be able to comment on it, perhaps even to criticize us. That's the essence of free speech in a vigorous democracy.
But fair use of our content means reproducing a couple of paragraphs or a summary of a story and then providing a web link to the entire work on our website. It does not entitle someone to appropriate and display most or all of a story, photograph or graphic on their website. To do so is a violation of our copyright and we will use all legal remedies available to address these copyright infringements.
We understand people want to share what they find interesting in our publications and on our websites and we encourage all to do so. This is a reminder that there is a correct and legal way to do that.
With your continued support and compliance with the law, we will remain a vital and trusted source for unique and unduplicated content affecting you and our community.
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