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A.P. Seeks to Rein in Sites Using Its Content

They said they did not want to stop the appearance of articles around the Web, but to exercise some control over the practice and to profit from it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AP stood side by side with the US Government in selling the lies that led to war in Iraq. For that reason I prefer to not link to AP any longer and I am having my software engineer working on a system to go through our database and erase every article that has AP as a source (it's a small percentage as it turns out).

What is going on here is that AP's revenues are drying up because their primary customers, TV news and newspapers, are being abandoned by their audiences, precisely because they were all party to the lies of the US Government.

AP simply wants to co-opt the audiences the blogs have built over the years.

Many times when I link to an AP story it is to point out the lies and deceptions. I cannot imagine that any contracts entered into with AP to license their content will allow such unrestrained critiques.

So in the end, and I am certain most other news aggregator sites will agree with me, the simplest and easiest solution is to simply avoid all AP stories entirely.

After all, we need to move forward into the new and more truthful, not return to the past lies and deceptions.

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