AP charging $2.50 per WORD for citations


Active Member
May 23, 2008
The AP is trying to charge bloggers, web sites and message board posters - anyone using the internet - up to $2.50 per WORD when one of their articles is cited.

Bloggers united last week to boycott the AP. We must ALL unite, despite our party affiliations and knock the AP back down.

Read about it here and please, pass it on and by all means - boycott the AP - or else fork over the money to cite them. Five words currently goes for $12.50.
Is that legal?

A big brewhaha started last week when the AP sent a demand letter to the Drudge Retort (a liberal answer to the Drudge Report) demanding they remove 6 links which cited briefly AP articles. All legal under the FAIR USE laws, and is done every day.

Now, it has escalated.

No doubt it will head to court.
I am exhausted and must get to bed. I will try to find time tomorrow to get back here and answer questions.

I have just been so swamped with work I barely have time.

If you have any more questions or comments I can certainly be reached via my blog (I am notified of all comments or an email can be sent).

Have a good nite all.