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June 17, 2008

Want 5 words? It wll cost you

According to some chatter on the web, the AP has now added an excerpt pricing line item to its current licensing form.

Basically, if you don't mind publishing the whole article, for only a month (then you have to take it down), and you don't mind putting the AP's ads and logo on it, you can do it for free.

However, if you want to excerpt as little as 5 words, it is going to cost you...$12.50.

Seriously? If that was the case, I would think that free lance writers would be getting a little more for their works.

That pricing cover up to 25 words, so that would mean a 500 word story should bring in $250 each time out. Yeah, good luck negotiating that rate.

This entry is tagged: AP, blogs, boingboing, copyright, fair use, journalism

Posted by bmiraski at June 17, 2008 9:18 AM