The AP, copyright, and the bloggers

You can’t have missed the story, in all its agony.

One weensy problem with the blogosphere: It’s so quick, so supple, so instantaneous, so plastic… that it is also reactive, and in its own way, reactionary.  Its reactions have the tendency, from time to time, of pouring flames on fires, and painting parties and their antagonists into corners neither wants to be in.

I am sure we will outgrow that tendency.

UPDATE:  Bob Cox demonstrates what a grownup blogger attitude could look like.  Yes, I am involved in these discussions, as general counsel of the Media Bloggers Association, and am not wholly objective.  But I do believe that the overheated nature of the j’accuse crowd speaks for itself.

MORE:  Red-hot madness!  And angriness.


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Author:Ron Coleman

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2 Responses to “The AP, copyright, and the bloggers”

  1. January 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Oy. I’ve been researching issues with the AP and the internet for a while, and finally have a new assignment in trademark…. and I run into this in a Trademark blog! Le sad face. 🙂


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