AP clamping down on online content
The blogosphere isn't going to like this one.
AP promises to bundle its news in a digital "wrapper," essentially a bit of software that would accompany its stories on their travels around the Web, complete with a notification mechanism to tip off the news cooperative when its content is being misappropriated.
"What we are building here is a way for good journalism to survive and thrive," said AP Chairman Dean Singleton said in a statement. "The AP news registry will allow our industry to protect its content online, and will assure that we can continue to provide original, independent and authoritative journalism at a time when the world needs it more than ever."
This could get very litigious.