But Associated Press says, "We are not targeting bloggers".
Even though one blogger got an automated charge for publishing the words of a former president.
Read more here.
Did you read how the Associated Press is also charging people to quote text that they don't own... like in the public domain?
It gets even sadder here.
Seems folks won't be so much making money (on the net) as paying it out if they're not careful.
And yes - sad.
Surely a quote is free knowledge? It's a fact and education, it's not a patent, no one owns the words?
Associated Press charging $2.50 per word? This is laughable. How do they impliment it?
Phfeww, thank god AP is not into Anime, or my latest anime quotes hub would have me bankrupt!
Is this for real? How the h* is anyone supposed to write anything? I've never heard of this. THE AP??
Next thing words from the dictionary and thesaurus geezz...talk about desperate and greedy
I took it to mean that if you take an article from AP without at least rewriting it you will be charged, because after all that is stealing. However, if they are going to charge for quotes that is a different story...
And after reading that article on BoingBoing I am shaking my head, good luck making that stand up in court...
by kerryg 7 years ago
I used to have an eHow account, but when they closed the Writer's Compensation Program back in May/June, I removed my articles from the site and deleted my account.A couple days ago, I republished one of the articles here, and yesterday I got an email informing me that the hub had been unpublished...
by SparklingJewel 10 years ago
Did you catch the article? One more piece to the puzzle revealed.Go to AP homepage and type a Query "Iraq yellowcake" to access article...it is not on any homepage for news except Fox (not even APs homepage !?)hummmmmmmmm
by graceomalley 10 months ago
How much is reasonable for a freelance writer to be paid per word?I'm applying to a Craigslist ad, and it asks how much I want per word. Anyone know the going rate?
by Deforest 5 years ago
that the chemical attack was an accident and that they were the culprits. So much for our version of the FACTS!
by Molly Layton 16 months ago
What's the best cost per word for selling articles online?I have been trying to sell articles online, but I am not getting very many sales. I know some drop in January and February is normal, but the amount I am currently getting is less than I thought I would get. I'm wondering if my cost per word...
by sasta10 7 years ago
On average how many total hits do you get on your hubs per day? At the moment I have 48 active hubs and I get about 60 hits, Is this good. Thanks.
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