Journal: Associated Press Tries To DRM The News

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AP Commits Digital Suicide
AP Commits Digital Suicide

The Associated Press Board of Directors today directed The Associated Press to create a news registry that will tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use. The system will register key identifying information about each piece of content that AP distributes as well as the terms of use of that content, and employ a built-in beacon to notify AP about how the content is used.

  1. It won’t work.
  2. It removes value.
  3. It’s a waste of AP resources.

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