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In keeping with Trace’s post earlier today

In 1918, “hot news” traveled by mail and telegraph. It could last hours or even days. Today, a true scoop lasts for about a minute. The AP would have to show instances of articles where not only the AP broke the news, but was the only outlet to get the original story—something rarer and rarer when anyone can publish news over the Internet.

And what happens when the AP is scooped by bloggers, which happens every day. Should bloggers sue the AP? Will people who break news on Twitter claim scoop status, and sue all the bloggers and news outlets who pile on afterward? It could get pretty messy.

From Tech Crunch: AP Is Living In The Last Century. Read the whole story about the AP’s lawsuit against AHN.

It seems like they’d learn some lessons from the music industry.

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