It appears that the Associated Press has lost it’s collective mind. Or it’s getting REALLY bad legal advice. They’ve tried to attack the Drudge Retort using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act based on the fact that the Drudge Retort used direct quotes, of less than 80 words in it’s reports. This story has also been covered by News Hoggers, Ann Althouse, Workbench, BuzzMachine, and even the Guardian newspaper in the UK has noticed this.
So avoid Associated Press. Let’s starve them of page hits, and see how they like it. Their actions may not be illegal, but they are immoral. Since they don’t want to be quoted, let’s do what they want. Heck, let’s go further, and pretend they don’t exist.