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UK Copyright Lunacy

From the article:

The Newspaper Licensing Agency is facing a lengthy battle with press cuttings agency Meltwater over the use of aggregated online headlines after the Copyright Tribunal decided to mount a full investigation.


Meltwater has objected to the charge for the lcence, of £10,000 a year, saying that if all the sources it took news headlines from worldwide charged such a fee it would be liable for fees of £25 million.

The fee relates to the headlines and short text extracts from online newspaper stories, with hypertext links, which Meltwater sends out to its paying clients.

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Do you see how I'm only quoting part of the article, and I provide a link to the source? Apparently in the UK they expect me to pay for the privilege of sending traffic to someone else's website.

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