Banning the Associated Press

The Associated Press has gotten on the bad side of Michael Arrington of TechCrunch for going after bloggers who quote portions of AP articles, and Arrington is now banning all AP stories from the TechCrunch Network.

Despite the Associated Press’s often blatant liberal bias on political news, I have quoted from the AP on many occasions in the past. But now that the news agency is attacking the fair use rights of bloggers by sending out DMCA notices, you won’t be seeing AP content (or links to AP content, for that matter) in any of my posts in the future.

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