We Can't Quote The AP... But Can Embed Its Videos?

from the left-hand,-meet-the-right-hand dept

The Associated Press is still insisting that bloggers shouldn't be excerpting its articles online without a license -- but apparently no one told the folks pushing AP videos. Jon Ashley wonders about this difference, noting that the AP has its own YouTube Channel, where it appears that the videos all have embedding enabled. This, of course, takes us right back to the question we asked last week concerning whether or not embedding videos can be seen as infringement. In the meantime, since the AP insists it really wants to be a part of the "conversation," can it explain why embedding videos is great, while quoting is not?


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    Jake, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 12:39pm

    *sigh* If there's one thing sadder to behold than what happens to a company when lawyers start taking business decisions, it's a what happens to a company when really, really bad lawyers start taking business decisions.

     

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    Al, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 1:31pm

    AP

    I write or contribute to a total of four blogs and my policy on AP is: Who? They don't exist.

    And Jake, you are exactly right.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 1:40pm

    it's because they control the message with the videos...they just want complete control of the message

     

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    Doug Hayden, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 1:48pm

    a picture is worth a thousand words...

    ....at 30-60 frames per second, that's 30-60,000 words per second....***counts money****

     

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    JD, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 1:59pm

    Who said their policies were supposed to be consistent or make sense?

    Logic, apparently, is not a topic in the Journalism curriculum.

     

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    DS, Jun 23rd, 2008 @ 3:21pm

    This is legal, isn't it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIVgh4OjQA I'm not going to get in trouble now, am I?

     

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    Kamu, Jun 24th, 2008 @ 3:59am

    I guess the videos have AP watermarked all over them, so you are in fact advertising for them.

     

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