The Associated Press and fair use on the Web

by billso on Sunday, 15 June 2008

So the Asso­ci­ated Press thinks they can stop web sites from link­ing to AP sto­ries. Sounds like an overea­ger lawyer dug a hole for them­selves, or just for­got about the fair use doc­trine. After all, the AP is a major sup­plier of news con­tent to Google, Yahoo, CNN, and almost every major news­pa­per in the United States.

See Tech Crunch for more details.

Update 16 June 2008: The New York Times has a long dis­cus­sion about the AP’s reac­tion to a pro­posed blog boy­cott of the AP

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  • billso

    It’s sad that I have to link to an AP report for an update, but the Asso­ci­ated Press is meet­ing with the Media Blog­gers Asso­ci­a­tion to develop a fair use agreement.

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