As an aside, I’m somewhat befuddled on this point, and hope that some of you can help clarify this for me. How in the world can one provide analysis, commentary, and criticism on news photographs, if they are forbidden from actually showing said photograph?
But, of course, one cannot. That is why the Copyright Act provides explicitly that such use is “fair use” and not an infringement.
The AP is not counting on the merits. It’s counting on intimidation and outgunning the blogger in terms of legal resources.
It’s not counting on the Blogosphere. Wonder what will happen this time?
UPDATE: Oh, my, there is a lot of this going around — but some people know how to get that mouthpiece out front fast!