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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