the frequency a kenny chung blog

August 2nd, 2009
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This is what happens when you want to copy/paste part of an AP article:

I swear, the Associated Press has no idea how the Internet works.

I know that other people hosting AP stories hurts the company’s bottom line (in terms of ad revenue), but this is just ridiculous. I don’t even know where to start with this.

They think people will pay $12.50 to quote up to 25 words from an AP article? The price for the same verbiage drops down to $7.50 for those using it for educational purposes.

What’s next? Are they going to start adding all their articles to a robots.txt file so Google News won’t index them?

Lack of exposure (or publicity) is what hurts news organizations the most. AP sure isn’t going to recoup all of their lost revenue by charging by the word.

If they do, then I’ll eat my shoe.

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