The biggest question I have about the Associated Press's new aggressiveness toward bloggers is: why now? Seems like the train left the station years ago. If the AP was serious about protecting it copyright, it would not have so easily licensed its content to websites galore, the obvious effect of which was to widely distribute the AP's content. The AP now seems to realize that they've (a) charged to little for their content, (b) made a huge mistake in not figuring out a way to centralize, brand and distribute AP content from an AP website, and (c) has to try and put the jack back in the box somehow.

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