Use of Associated Press Content at the Site

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Gilbert B Norman
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Use of Associated Press Content at the Site

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

It appears that the Associated Press will aggressively review the use of their content at various websites hosted by "aggregate" such as Google and Yahoo, however, there is also mention of blogs (the only difference between a forum and a blog is the former represents dialogue and the latter a monologue) and of URL links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/24/busin ... ntent.html
Executives at newspapers and other traditional news organizations have long complained about how some sites make money from their work, putting ads on pages with excerpts from articles and links to the sources of the articles. Another complaint is that a link to an article sometimes leads to another secondhand user, not the original source, which can deprive the creator of some of the audience for its own site and the ads on it. Some less-well-known sites reprint articles outright, or large parts of them, without permission, a clearer copyright violation. But there is little consensus on how extensive that problem is for news organizations.

What effect, if any, will the AP's position have on existing rules here allowing a 'brief passage" under Fair Use as well as a link to the sourced material?

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