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Reuters responds to the AP's plans to DRM the news

Cheers to Chris Ahearn and to Reuters for their response to the AP's plans to create a news registry that will tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use. Sure, it's a smart move for Reuters to look like the good guy compared to the AP, but if they didn't, someone else would.

Why I believe in the link economy


I believe in the link economy. Please feel free to link to our stories — it adds value to all producers of content. I believe you should play fair and encourage your readers to read-around to what others are producing if you use it and find it interesting.

I don’t believe you could or should charge others for simply linking to your content. Appropriate excerpting and referencing are not only acceptable, but encouraged. If someone wants to create a business on the back of others’ original content, the parties should have a business relationship that benefits both.

Let’s stop whining and start having real conversations across party lines. Let’s get online publishers, search engines, aggregators, ad networks, and self-publishers (bloggers) in a virtual room and determine how we can all get along. I don’t believe any one of us should be the self-appointed Internet police; agreeing on a code of conduct and ethics is in everyone’s best interests.


Tags: people behaving properly, technology
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