Lawyer Writer News Flash: AP May Not Believe in Fair Use - They Want Payment for Excerpts Over 4 Words Long

This has been up for awhile over at the Associated Press site, but I think most folk are either ignorant of this fee schedule, or they're just blatantly ignoring it.

Me, I think it's stupid. AP wants you to pay for ANY excerpt of any of their content that you use on your blog. That's right. Quote as little as FIVE (5) words, and AP wants you to pay them $12.50.

Are we being punked? No. Apparently the AP is serious. Stupid, but serious.

And rather than rant, I refer you to the article written by Derek Bambauer for the Harvard University blog, Info/Law.

They are so ... well, polite. They call it "overreaching."

Stupid, overreaching. Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to.


Law Firm Blogs - 7: Duplicate Your Blog Posts on your Facebook page

So you have a blog (or blawg) and you've got a Facebook page. Great. Your time is valuable, so let's save some.

Multitask those two marketing spots by taking your blog content and republishing it on your Facebook page. Just go to Facebook, log in and go to the Notes page. From there, follow the directions to import the blog posts to your Fan page. Easy enough.

Edit your Feed settings so your unabridged blog posts show up on the Feeds of all your fans, as well.

There. Have questions? Email me and I'll walk you through.