Who owns the facts? The AP and the “hot news” controversy

In 1918, the Supreme Court created a “hot news” quasi-property right that still exists in some places today, and the Associated Press has been threatening to take on the blogosphere with it. Ars digs into the “hot news” historical archive to explain why the idea has always been controversial.

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