Squawk Box June 16

by alec on June 16, 2008

The Associated Press Building in New York City. (The AP moved from this building in 2004.

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Today we discussed the Associated Press‘ decision to issue “guidelines” for bloggers on what consitutes acceptable use of their stories. AP recently sent a C&D to the Drudge Retort, and then backed down.  Some blogs, like TechCrunch, have announced a boycott of AP stories until they change their position.  We talked about what AP’s bonehead stance would mean for bloggers, and their motivations for taking such an extreme position.  What next?  The NIAA (Newspaper Industry Association of America) suing children for bootleg papers?

We also talked about Olga Kharif’s story about how the iPhone will impact rivals. A year after it’s introduction, it has completely turned the mobile industry on its head, and now other manufactures and carriers who don’t have access to iphone are scrambling to compete.

On the call: Jeanette Fisher, Daemeon Welch-Abernathy, Dan York, Jim Courtney, Dave Brown, Jeb Brilliant, Ian Hood and Bill Volk.

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