Unfair Use?

Friday, July 18, 2008


When the Associated Press busted a little-known website for posting excerpts from AP stories, the blogosphere responded with indignation. After all, appropriating content with a link back to its source is common practice. Media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan looks at the ongoing battle between blogs and the mainstream media.

Comments [3]

Brian from NYC

The AP, like many giant corporate media behemoths, doesn't seem to be able to connect with the business model for the web. F-R-E-E. Owning the rights to content is no longer a viable business model. Sorry AP - the rules have changed.

Jul. 22 2008 10:41 PM
Heather Cole from St. Louis

This was a fascinating look at the issue of blog use of newspaper and wire service material. However, Mr. Vaidhyanathan should note that a lede and a nut graf are not necessarily the same thing.

Jul. 20 2008 06:43 PM
blackbelt_jones from Debian, USA

What the hell? News sites generate ad revenue from web hits, and that's exactly what bloggers provide. If not for my favorite news blog, I simply wouldn't get my news from the web as much. How is the AP not cutting its own throat here?

Jul. 20 2008 07:59 AM

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