Tuesday, March 22, 2005

AFP v. Google

Google now reportedly is removing Agence France Presse stories from Google News after AFP sued to block the service from linking to AFP stories and displaying the headlines, leads and photos on the Google site. (Copy of lawsuit- PDF)

Rafat Ali at Paid Content asks: So does this mean AFP can also potentially sue bloggers for blogging an AFP story?

The other thought, of course, is that perhaps we're closer than we think to the prediction in Robin Sloan's Epic 2014 (now updated to 2015) that after Google and Amazon combine, the New York Times feebly tries to enforce copyright, loses and becomes a newsletter for elite readers "and senior citizens."


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