A.P. thinks we're Pirates

ARRRR! I be a pirate!NY Times: "Tom Curley, The A.P.'s president and chief executive, said the company's position was that even minimal use of a news article online required a licensing agreement with the news organization that produced it. In an interview, he specifically cited references that include a headline and a link to an article, a standard practice of search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, news aggregators and blogs." - This could turn into a defining moment in the decline of newspapers. If the A.P. goes after bloggers, and search engines, and we have a progressive paper, like the NY Times, step it up and become more open... well, let's see which model turns a better profit.


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