Friday, June 20, 2008

The AP And The MPAA: Separated At Birth?

The AP has been making news this week with their new policy that would charge bloggers up to $2.50 a word to quote from their articles. Apparently not wanting to be outdone, the MPAA wants to be able to collect damages from those that they think have lifted their property without having to provide an ounce of proof.
The Motion Picture Association of America said Friday intellectual-property holders should have the right to collect damages, perhaps as much as $150,000 per copyright violation, without having to prove infringement.
Sounds like the same lawyers that thought up taking away Habeas Corpus from the prisoners at Abu Ghraib are now working for the MPAA...and the AP.

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