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Hockey Bloggers Beware

06/17/2008 at 5:14pm EDT

From the Associated Press, a new profit scheme for anyone who wishes to cite excerpts from their articles:


You’ve got to be kidding. Can’t Stop the Bleeding notes, “Time will tell if other wire services follow suit, but despite the challenges this will present to CSTB, I’m confident the sports blogosphere’s leading lights will soldier on.”

Indeed they will. And they will be happy to do so without citing or linking to AP materials posted at any website on the internet—and sites who pay for AP feeds on their website will lose part of the traffic that drives their advertising dollars.

Great plan, AP.

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