Transaction Oracle Guidelines for Associated Press quotes
In light of the Associated Press’s revival of the attempt to license use of material that would otherwise clearly fall within the fair use exceptions of the Copyright Act of 1976, I felt it was a good time to clarify how the Associated Press may use any and all intellectual property stemming from Dan Szymborski and Dan Szymborski-related businesses.
When anything about Dan Szymborski, including use of Dan Szymborski’s name and all derivatives thereof (including but not limited to Daniel Szymborski, Danny Szymborski, D. Szymborski) is used in an Associated Press article, the following licensing fees are required from the Associated Press:
1 word (if word is a noun or a gerund): $5.00
2-10 words: $15.00
11-49 words: $35.00
50-99 words: $125.00
100 words in a up: $38,000.00
Licensing agreements may be arranged by contacting me at my e-mail address. By reading this agreement and not setting all vehicles registered under your name immediately on fire, you also stipulate, under the terms of this licensing arrangement, that for members of the Associated Press, that any and all words read that pass through your eyes to your brain constitute publication of said words, and the proper licensing fee will be paid. Furthermore, all licensees agree to indemnify Dan Szymborski from anything and everything at all throughout the universe, even actions that the Associated Press is not a party to.
As an example, if the Associated Press wishes to use information from my analysis of the Matt Holliday trade, here is an appropriate excerpt for which no licensing arrangement is needed:
Thank you for your quick attention to this pressing matter. In an internet world, content must be protected to ensure freedom for all.
Posted: July 25, 2009 at 01:54 PM | 26 comment(s)
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