Is the AP's NewsRight a Carrot or a Stick?Mathew Ingram
The Associated Press newswire service has just launched a “news registry” and licensing service it calls NewsRight, together with a group of traditional media chains and outlets such as Hearst Newspapers and the New York Times The AP says the new entity—which it has spent more than three years developing—is primarily intended to help members track, then license, their content to websites and news services. But the AP’s long history of antagonism toward the digital news ecosystem raises questions about whether the registry is designed to be a carrot or a club with which to beat aggregators it believes are “stealing” its content.
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