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Monday, June 16, 2008
Uh Oh.... The AP is Setting Guidelines For Use of Its Articles!!!
Just so everyone knows, I rarely use AP articles. Apparently the Alternative Press, just kidding, the Associated Press will set guidelines on how much of its articles and to what extent the articles can be quoted (i.e. copy and pasted) by bloggers and online journalists. The Associated Press will set guidelines so that it can protect its copyright over the articles. The A.P., a cooperative owned by 1,500 daily newspapers, including The New York Times, provides written articles and broadcast material to thousands of news organizations and Web sites that pay to use them. The inevitable lawsuit will argue the fair use doctrine, and we should get some precedent setting court case. You can read all about this here if you are interested.