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Staying Legal

Staying Legal

There was a big row today as a set of high-profile news publications (including the Washington Post, AP, Time and so on) sent a cease-and-desist letter to Zite, a news-personalization iPad app (the letter is detailed in paidContent and AllThingsD). The cause? Zite was taking the original content (often, the entire article) and reflowing it inside their own interface, stripping out all the ads, internal links and so on. To be honest, once I saw the way content was being presented in Zite back when it launched, I was sure that this was going soon, and here’s why:  

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