Associated Press Unites The Right And Left By Being Arrogant

Copyright is Serious StuffThe Associated Press has managed the difficult feat of uniting the left and right activists on the issue of fair use quotes from their articles. The AP thinks it should be paid $12.50 if you quote five words from one of their articles. The AP does have a case in places where people post their articles as content without paying the AP, but short illustrative quotes have always been fair use when discussing copyrighted material, the AP is trying to derail this in a particularly bull headed fashion. I think the Making Light Article on the topic covers my view well, the AP is trying to create privilege where none exists in the law, we are fools if we let them succeed.

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