June 18, 2008

AP Words

This entire blog post consists of words cut from AP news stories and pasted into this post. Literally. Each word in this sentence was lifted directly from an Associated Press published article.

"I'm not the only one who's a little surprised," said the author of this blog post, "with the Associated Press's attitude towards bloggers. It seems antiquated. They are making themselves look out-of-touch with today's Internet."

Considering the threats from the AP and the fact that this entire post is lifted verbatim, at least one word at a time, from copyrighted AP news stories, this blogger would like to know what the AP is going to do about it.

Thanks to Google News (and of course, the Associated Press) for making this blog post possible. Posted by brian at June 18, 2008 06:14 PM


I think this one is transformative! The courts' current favorite fair use argument...

Posted by: Marianne at June 19, 2008 07:36 AM

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