Copyright in a Nutshell


Copyright in a Nutshell

“They said they did not want to stop the appearance of [AP] articles around the Web, but to exercise some control over the practice and to profit from it.”

This, in essence, is the copyright creed, as expressed by AP executives and reported by the NYT.  Get paid for someone else’s innovation.  Nice “work” – if you can get it.

Russell Coker does not find this quote as revealing as I do.   So, by way of illustration –  how you would view an equivalent quote made by a producer of [just about] anything else:

“The [eg] United Pencil Manufacturers said they did not want to stop the use of pencils, but to exercise some control over that use and to profit from it.”

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