Tim Windsor has the crazy idea that instead of spending their time worrying about who they should sue, the AP should focus on creating a better competing product.
I'm not unsympathetic about copyright issues. I'm conscientious about fair use concepts on this site. But the alternative to linking and quoting is... not linking and not quoting. But guess what? I can just "rip and paraphrase" anyway. I know it isn't what people are used to, but linking and quoting on the internet seems to provide more respect for the original as well as for the business model by driving traffic.