AP Decides Not To Give LOLcats A License To Maintain 'Journalistic Integrity'

from the that's-one-way-of-looking-at-it dept

Apparently, the Associated Press, in its efforts to look for new publications to pay to reprint the exact same articles as hundreds of other sites (as some realize it's just not worth paying for), was in negotiations with Pet Holdings, the operators of internet favorite sites like iCanHasCheezburger and Fail Blog. However, the negotiations apparently fell through when the AP became concerned about how such a deal would reflect on the company's "journalistic integrity." I'm trying to figure out how a legitimate license for its content could ever look bad for its journalistic integrity. I would argue that certain other actions by the AP have done plenty more to damage its journalistic integrity over the years.

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    johnjac (profile), Aug 17th, 2010 @ 4:12am



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    Yeebok (profile), Aug 17th, 2010 @ 4:24am

    Will that go on fail blog ??

    News : DO NOT WANT.

    AP: "I Can has jurnylistickl intgritty"

    Seriously, lolcats have more integrity than the AP these days. Probably similar number of readers, too.

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    abc gum, Aug 17th, 2010 @ 4:53am


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    Blatant Coward (profile), Aug 17th, 2010 @ 5:40am

    Kitteh is in your papurz shaping ur veews without a lizenz.

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 17th, 2010 @ 6:38am


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    DH's Love Child (profile), Aug 17th, 2010 @ 6:39am

    Well, I get my news

    From the Onion, 'cause it's sure a helluva lot closer to reality than the AP.

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