Monday, October 2, 2006

News Analysis - Put ACAP on It: Publishers Turn to DRM to Manage Web Search Engine Access

In the wake of a Belgian court's slap against Google's use of copyrighted news European publishers are pondering ways to fight off search engines becoming content destinations in their own right. The World Association of Newspapers is pushing a new system called ACAP to further this fight by requiring search engines to respect their often convoluted licensing schemes automatically. Well, it's about time that they tried this - well, actually it's a couple of years late at least. And therein lies the problem with making ACAP really stick as a solution that will make a commercial difference to mainstream publishers.

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