BoingBoing reported that the associated press would be trying to get bloggers to pay to quote their articles. I know this will hurt me because I make significantly LESS than $12.50 when I quote AP articles in blog posts.
In the name of “defin[ing] clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt” the Associated Press is now selling “quotation licenses” that allow bloggers, journallers, and people who forward quotations from articles to co-workers to quote their articles. The licenses start at $12.50 for quotations of 5-25 words. The licensing system exhorts you to snitch on people who publish without paying the blood-money, offering up to $1 million in reward money (they also think that “fair use” — the right to copy without permission — means “Contact the owner of the work to be sure you are covered under fair use.”).
But I have to wonder about whether or not it’s ok for me to post this video:
Seems OK. I guess they don’t put the same value on web video. Or maybe they just like having their logo visible. Either way is anyone actually changing their habits regarding quoting the AP and is the AP?