AP president: Enforcement method needed to curb Web use of stories, plans to name offendersBy AP
Friday, September 24, 2010
AP president: Need to curb unlicensed use of news
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley says an enforcement mechanism needs to be created to help curb unlicensed used of news on the Internet.
Curley made the remarks Thursday during a speech in Nashville to a training program run by Associated Press Managing Editors.
Curley says the AP has been tracking websites engaged in content “scraping,” and planned to name 18 of them at an industry meeting on Friday.
He also says a voluntary digital registry AP is offering can help it and newspapers find new moneymaking opportunities from online licensing and advertising. Curley says the registry “is a start — we need to kick it up.”
Some 900 newspapers have signed up for the registry and 700 are receiving real-time tracking data.