What's fair when it comes to fair use?

On the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Dan Farber considers the controversy over the Associated Press's interpretation of the blogosphere's use of its content.

The practice of linking has been part of the regular practice of blogs since their inception. But a decision by the Associated Press to set clear standards on how much its dispatches may be reproduced on the Web has triggered a blogosphere controversy.

Last week the AP sent a takedown notice to the Drudge Retort asking it to remove seven items that contained quotes from AP articles ranging from 39 words to 79 words.

I sat down with Dan Farber, CNET News.com's editor in chief, to talk in more detail about the issues involved.

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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.


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