Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Win for Journalism

A federal court judge sides with the AP over a company that strips original content for its own profit without paying up.

Here's the crucial argument of the ruling:
Paraphrasing James Madison, the world is indebted to the press for triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression [...] Permitting Meltwater to take the fruit of AP’s labor for its own profit, without compensating AP, injures AP’s ability to perform this essential function of democracy.

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