Associated Press Chairman Signs Up For Righthaven, Begins Suing Bloggers
from the this-won't-end-well dept
But, much more interesting is the Associated Press angle. You see, the CEO of MediaNews is one Dean Singleton. The same Dean Singleton is also the chairman of the board of... (you guessed it!) the Associated Press. He's also been their leading champion for the AP's backwards-looking bunker "lock everything up" mentality and its "DRM the news" strategy. So, if he's willing to partner with Righthaven and transfer copyrights to that company in exchange for suing bloggers, should we consider this a warning shot that the AP will be next? I'm sure that Righthaven would love that, though lately Righthaven's legal strategy hasn't looked so strong.