Politics & Media
Apr 13, 2009, 07:45AM

The trouble with facts

Is that they're not intellectual property.

The AP is at it again:

It’s really hard for me to understand how the AP’s new initiative is supposed to work. Their concern, they say, is that “a significant amount of AP news and news from AP members is used without permission or fair compensation.” This appears under a banner about “Protecting AP’s Intellectual Property.” But neither AP nor anyone else has intellectual property in news. Factual information isn’t subject to copyright.


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