Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Still Puzzled about the AP and Takedown Notices

Clearly, I’m missing something here. Absent outright plagiarism and reprinting entire articles, what exactly does the AP think is the problem?

One would expect that the AP would have more pressing problems than sending the lawyers after people who linked to their stories and sent traffic to those sites.

Links are the currency of the web.

While I sympathize with the AP’s predicament – you can’t put content on the web, and then not allow people to comment on it. Leastaways, not if you want anybody to read your stuff.