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AP close to issuing guidelines to bloggers

Matthew Lasa of the tech policy blog Ars Techica says AP is getting close to releasing guidelines to bloggers and others who might be tempted to use the wire service’s copy or photos:

Bridis suggested AP will target commercial Web sites that use AP copy without buying it:

OK, but the AP picks up copy from Web sites every day. What’s the difference?

Why is AP so intent on this? “We need the money. The industry is falling apart,” Bridis told Ars Technica.

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