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News organizations creating RIAA-like group...

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:43 AM
Remember those bastards Righthaven?

Newspaper Chain's New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

They finally lost :
Copyright troll Righthaven achieves spectacular "fair use" loss

But now they are going with big money and big power to do it :
AP and 28 News Groups Going After Aggregators

The Associated Press and 28 other news organizations have launched a project to collect fees from aggregators who are reposting their content around the Web.

The project, knowns as NewsRight, will be a separate business that will license original news from the media companies, and collect royalties from aggregators, according to Poynter. The project was formerly known as the News Registry and News Licensing Group, and has been in the pipeline for several years now.

There are other companies doing this already, including the non-profit Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), which represents a large list of content providers including newspapers, books, blogs, and journals. There was also the ill-fated company Righthaven, which put copyright trolls on the map by leveraging lawsuits and threats of lawsuits to collect fees from bloggers and other websites.

NewsRight is just about news organizations though, and it’s already very, very large. It currently has 28 co-investors, 30 additional companies taking part, and 800 news websites. Among its 28 partner organizations are big names including New York Times Co. and Washington Post Co., as well as “most mid-sized newspaper chains, public and private,” states Poynter.

The exact method isn’t clear yet. Whether this will be a massive copyright trolling campaign, or a way of news organizations to sell news online while giving something valuable, has yet to be seen.

Yeah I know what they say in the link... that'll it'll be all good... and nobody will be sued... that's always how they sell it. Just you wait.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:02 PM
Don't worry, they can't force people to pay to re-post articles. Oh wait... maybe it is just coincidence that SOPA appeared recently. Either pay us to re-port our material or get shut down because of SOPA. Looks like they are just tying up loose ends.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 03:42 PM

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 04:00 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Time to start up hundreds and thousands of blogs all over the web then and post content everywhere.

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