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Who owns the facts? The AP and the "hot news" controversy
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Friday, 08 May 2009 11:29

Who owns the facts? The AP and the "hot news" controversy

    In 1918, the Supreme Court created a "hot news" quasi-property right that still exists in some places today, and the Associated Press has been threatening to take on the blogosphere with it. Ars digs into the "hot news" historical archive to explain why the idea has always been controversial.

By Nate Anderson | Last updated May 6, 2009 10:18 PM CT

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