Breakthrough for Web news?

The Associated Press will wrap each of its articles (and photos) with software that indicates its right-to-use and notifies the AP how it was used.  It’s in response to Web aggregators and blogs using stories without permission or paying — and may be a breakthrough for the struggling news industry as a whole.  Journalism Department Chairman Professor Lou Ureneck says it’s long over due.

Contact Lou Ureneck, 617-353-4095, lureneck@bu.edu

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