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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."
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.