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AP: tech coming to stop "wholesale theft" on 'Net

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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AP: tech coming to stop "wholesale theft" on 'Net


arstechnica.com

Ever since the Associated Press warned in April that it is going to take steps against "misappropriation" of its content, Ars has been wondering what exactly those efforts will entail. After all, the press release wasn't exactly chock full of details; it simply disclosed that the AP will "develop a system to track content distributed online to determine if it is being legally used."
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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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I know here at ATS we're mindful of plagerism, and try to be considerate to our sources. But be careful, in the future there's going to be more heat regarding abuses of such things.

Associate Press has developed technology to seek out such abuses and will be implimenting them in the near future.

While they reassure us, that bloggers that post a few words, or paragraph, then link to their source before commenting, are not their concerns.

What they are after rather, are places that post AP content wholesale without so much as even a comment.

But more confusing is their policies about such things as 'hot news' appropriation.

It seems that AP views their headline and story lead-in as being vital and a core part of their content.

But in the end it's as much about money as anything else. What's happening is that news agencies are struggling and therefore are becoming more guarded about their content.

Like so many other things, be prepared for yet another war over IP rights. In this Age of Information, we still have a lot of ground to cover in redefining things.


Quote from the original press release:


NEW YORK — The Associated Press Board of Directors today announced it would launch an industry initiative to protect news content from misappropriation online.

AP Chairman Dean Singleton said the news cooperative would work with portals and other partners who properly license content – and would pursue legal and legislative actions against those who don‘t.

“We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories,“ Singleton said at the AP annual meeting.


arstechnica.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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interesting, im sure AP will try but it won't actually work because it's a totally impossible thing to do. Whatever though let them spend money they don't have, the more they donate to internet geeks the quicker the internet will be able to replace these shady and outdated old organizations.



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