THE AP FLAP
The Associated Press honchos seem to have their panties in a twist over the fact that occasionally bloggers quote their stories in their blog posts. They now propose to charge bloggers for the use of excerpts from AP stories. Unfortunately, the Associated Press (once a respected news gathering organization) has only published their rates for non-fiction quotes. Since most of what the Associated Press purveys these days is almost exclusively in the realm of fiction, we are still awaiting the listing of those costs!