Colorado State Senate candidates agree to stop using altered photo after being warned


The Denver Post on Friday told three state Senate candidates who used the photo on the right:

Not only does the use of the photograph infringe copyright interests, it violates other intellectual property laws by unlawfully associating The Denver Post with your campaign. It also violates basic transparency principles by altering a photograph without informing the readers. Finally, it offends the Fair Use policies in place by Twitter and creates an actionable claim by the person pictured in the photograph holding the sign.

Republicans Tim Neville, Tony Sanchez and Laura Woods agreed over the weekend to stop using the altered Post photo.

* Republican state Senate candidates alter Denver Post photo (