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@Mario - it is logical that those organizations that dictated the laws or policies would want to enforce them. What's changed is that there are forces at play today that will let us bypass them as we move towards remix and fluid or liquid content.

@Sara - You understand the issues at play and the fact that AP is reacting because they may not have a plan in place to take them to what's next. Many older businesses are facing the same or similar issues. They are stuck as they keep thinking that the value remains in the old places while customers and markets have evolved. I've put more thinking into it for a post tomorrow.

I try to get interviews or look to journals rather than MSM, but it's not always possible. I understand the AP's concerns - it's a business that has to remain financially solvent - but what they're doing is akin to what the RIAA is doing. You don't become hypervigilant - you recognize that the model has evolved and you evolve with it. Creating ill will isn't a very good strategy for staying relevant or profitable. IMHO.

Most dinosaurs won't behave in innovative ways, unless they're free-thinking independents like a Wal-Mart, GE, IBM, etc. All we should expect of mammoth, inter-industry, traditional associations is that they abide by the law - because that is what governs this land and all who undertake activity here.

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