Associated Press Isn’t Very Bright

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, YoutubeLeave a Comment

The Associated Press is sent a cease-and-desist letter to WTNQ-FM in Tennessee accusing the country music radio station of copyright violation.

Now, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  1. WTNQ-FM is an AP affiliate;
  2. The so-called incident came about because the radio station embedded a video from AP's channel on Youtube.

Apparently, the Associated Press doesn't seem to understand how YouTube works.  They set up a channel at YouTube, allowing people to embed the AP videos they host (yes, they can have a channel and not allow their videos to be embedded), and then gripe when people use their videos.

It's like iTunes giving away songs for free, and then complaining that you're "stealing" mp3s.

More on the AP story here.