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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