Monday, April 06, 2009

Misguided Legal Theories

Yeah, good luck with that.

The Associated Press and its member newspapers will take legal action against Web sites that use their articles without legal permission, the group said on Monday, in a clear shot at aggregators like Google.

In a speech at The A.P.’s annual meeting in San Diego, William Dean Singleton, chairman of the group, said, “We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories.”

Absurdly, most of the article is about Google which doesn't even have ads on its google news page* and which already has a deal with the AP.

*correction, they do have some ads when you search the news page now.