The AP, copyright, and the bloggers

Originally posted 2010-01-20 10:21:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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