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[News] Newspaper Industry Tries to "License" 5 Words

  • Subject: [News] Newspaper Industry Tries to "License" 5 Words
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:40:01 +0000
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation signs up with weird American copyright bounty-hunters

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| The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has 
| signed up with iCopyright, the American 
| copyright bounty hunters used by the 
| Associated Press, to offer ridiculous 
| licenses for the quotation of CBC articles 
| on the web (these are the same jokers who 
| sell you a "license" to quote 5 words from 
| the AP). 


AP renews licensing deal with Yahoo, not yet with Google

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| Yahoo has renewed its licensing deal with the 
| Associated Press to post articles from the 
| global wire service on Yahoo Web sites, the 
| companies said on Monday. 


Will your big-screen Super Bowl party violate copyright law?

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| An offhand comment the other day by a friend 
| caught my attentionâ"Did you know that you 
| can't watch the Super Bowl on a TV screen 
| larger than 55 inches? Yeah, it's right there 
| in the law."



Associated Press: âItâs Okay If WE Do It.â

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| This could have been an enthusiastic Wikipedia editor, so I checked the
| history page of the article, which tracks every change. It turns out that
| Wikipedia had it first. Here is a link to the 10 July 2009 version of the
| article.
| Let me repeat, to be clear: Wikipedia Had It First. Which means an AP writer
| or editor cribbed directly from Wikipedia, changed some words, and put it in
| the article.
| In and of itself, that is not the problem. Wikipedia is, in fact, fine with
| this.


AP: Others Who Use Our Work For Free Are Stealing... Now Who Wants To Provide
Content To Us For Free?

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| The Associated Press has been going on quite the rampage over the past few
| months about all those evil online sites that are "stealing" its content,
| demanding that those who use its content absolutely must pay for it. We joked
| in response that the AP and other newspapers complaining about
| people "stealing" their coverage should actually be paying the people who
| make the news. After all, aren't they really creating the "content"? That was
| meant as a joke, but sometimes you have to wonder if people at the Associated
| Press even realize the double standard they've set for themselves.


Who owns the facts? The AP and the "hot news" controversy

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| In 1918, the Supreme Court created a "hot news" quasi-property right that
| still exists in some places today, and the Associated Press has been
| threatening to take on the blogosphere with it. Ars digs into the "hot news"
| historical archive to explain why the idea has always been controversial.


The AP's Desperate Attempt To Outlaw Search Engine Links

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| An AP win could kill "fair use" and change the Internet as we know it.


Is Anything In Shepard Fairey's Image Actually Copyrightable By The AP?

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| of copyright infringement over his iconic Barack Obama poster (Fairey
| initiated the actual lawsuit, asking for a declaratory judgment that his
| image did not infringe, but that was after the AP publicly stated they were
| going to go after him for infringement), many are looking over the legal
| issues, and examining whether or not Fairey's use is fair use. In our initial
| post on the subject, it seemed pretty obvious that it was fair use, in large
| part because the AP didn't even realize it was an AP photo until someone else
| pointed it out -- suggesting that it was a transformative work, which
| represents a big part of the "test" for fair use.

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