The Associated Press has gone mad

So the Associated Press seems to have lost its mind: they want bloggers to pay them for quoting excerpts from an AP story. How much? 12.50 for four words. I don’t know what they’re smoking over there, but seems like it’s crazy strong stuff. Here are some of the best responses I’ve seen on the matter:

My own reaction is pretty much the same as the one posted at TechCrunch. Why would I want to send any traffic to AP now? Why would I want to include any of their content if this is how they’re going to treat bloggers? Nuts to that.


One thought on “The Associated Press has gone mad

  1. much the same as
    $12.50 please. Plus damages for plagiarizing, i.e. neither enclosing in quotation marks nor giving cite.


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