Google Responds to AP’s Tougher Stance

The Associated Press said yesterday that it will more aggressively police its content online, a move seen as a possible precursor to newspapers pushing Google (GOOG) and other popular Web aggregators to pay directly for news stories. In Google’s public-policy blog, a company attorney today defended the search giant’s stance on content from the AP, a cooperative owned by newspapers.

“Some readers, users and journalists have asked us if the AP’s plan is about Google since we host complete AP articles,” writes Alexander Macgillivray. “The answer is that it doesn’t appear to pertain to Google since we host those articles in partnership with the AP.”

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