Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP

In most cases, I’m all for a dose of rationality and common sense amid the short-attention-span Drama 2.0 that makes up much of the blogosphere. That’s exactly what New York Times blogger Saul Hansell is selling in his latest post at the Bits blog, in which he argues that the…

Associated Press: In a hole, still digging

Not content to just distribute DMCA “notice and takedown” letters to unsuspecting websites like The Drudge Retort — a community news blog that is about as far from a commercial media entity as you can get — for excerpting its news stories, Associated Press has decided to create new rules…