Friday, June 20, 2008

A perfectly ludicrous response to ludicrousity

In response to the Associated Press’s ridiculous claim that anyone who quotes more than 5 words of one of their articles should pay for the privilege, Michael Arrington has sent them a DMCA notice for quoting more than 5 words from one of his blog posts.

While on the one hand I think this is a perfectly appropriate move, illustrating the absurdity of the AP policy, I wonder if somehow it will provide encouragement to the wire service, you know, of the “if Arrington is doing it, then we made the right move” variety. I guess we’ll have to see how the situation develops.

Link: The A.P. Has Violated My Copyright, And I Demand Justice

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