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Sunday, March 02, 2008

AP Bullies Blogger Into Shutting Down

Mike over at Lamplighter has an interesting post about AP bullying "Snapped Shot" website owner, David Ledbetter, into shutting down. Apparently, they are not thrilled with his critical analysis of their photojournalism and have asked him to remove their photos from his website. He has chosen to take the site offline until the issue can be resolved "amicably".

This seems to be happening frequently, and Mike has some great advice on the Fair Use Doctrine.

I don't have any time to delve into this more because we are in crunch tech week, as we open next Friday. After we open, I will be more active.

Blessings to all.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I've seen this referenced lately but haven't gotten into it myself. I'm no fan of the AP, that's for sure. I'll have to check it out.

Break a leg, my friend!

Frasier said...

Have a great show!

PS:Mommys brother will be here for St Patricks day so I can celebrate with my green shirt!Though daddy wants to paint me green !
I think I may be ignored with this brother-coming to visit deal!
Frasier

WomanHonorThyself said...

hey busy girl..long time no see at my site..come on dowwwwwwn..!.good luck with the work too~!:)

Pat Jenkins said...

once something is published on the web does that make it available for use in any which way? and if it doesn't who on earth could police it all? good luck to anybody taking on ap... and the same good luck to you incog!!!

American Interests.blog said...

Would not like my chances against the dreaded AP, I understand that due to the possibility of legal action, snappedshot.com is now been placed on hiatus. An amicable resolution would be good, but if AP launched this action, in the first place they are seeking to send a message to wider citizen journalism. For institutions like AP, the key to policing it is technology; have to admit it all sucks a little. We shall see how this story unfolds for Ledbetter.