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Associated Press charging $2.50 per word for republishing articles

  1. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    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.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    2. lakeerieartists profile image78
      lakeerieartistsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You'd think that they would try to adapt instead of hanging on by their fingernails.

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Seems folks won't be so much making money (on the net) as paying it out if they're not careful.

    And yes - sad.

    1. livewithrichard profile image87
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      True and if the AP doesn't come up with a better model to assure it is only charging for content they own they're going to be repaying a whole bunch of people in damages when the class action comes along.

  4. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Surely a quote is free knowledge? It's a fact and education, it's not a patent, no one owns the words?

  5. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Associated Press charging $2.50 per word? This is laughable. How do they impliment it?

  6. Jenny30 profile image61
    Jenny30posted 8 years ago

    Thats crazy!

  7. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    Phfeww, thank god AP is not into Anime, or my latest anime quotes hub would have me bankrupt!

  8. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Is this for real?  How the h* is anyone supposed to write anything?  I've never heard of this.  THE AP??

  9. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Next thing words from the dictionary and thesaurus tongue geezz...talk about desperate and greedy hmm

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    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...