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.

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