[free-sklyarov] FC: AP reportedly doesn't like quoting one sentence from articles

Tom tom at lemuria.org
Fri Aug 17 07:35:44 PDT 2001

On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 05:45:27PM -0400, Brooklyn Linux Solutions wrote:
> but here they are producing something new, and the parody is protected
> speach, possibly political speach.
> In the case of about.com, they are just taking the headlines. They are
> copying the head lines.  Where is the protected political speach.

one word: reviews

if I write a review of a movie, even if I do it for money, I'd be VERY
surprised if I can't include a few shots, quotes and other excerpts.
now one way to see it (I don't say it's the right one, but it certainly
is consistent) is that about.com is using excerpts in a review-style
way. it's clearer on slashdot, where the wording is more verboose
("there's an article [link]here talking about ...") but the principle
is the same, isn't it?

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