The Link Economy

So the Associated Press is gettng serious about charging for content:

A.P. executives said they were concerned about a variety of news forums around the Web, including major search engines like Google and Yahoo and aggregators like the Drudge Report that link to news articles, smaller sites that sometimes reproduce articles whole, and companies that sell packaged news feeds.

They said they did not want to stop the appearance of articles around the Web, but to exercise some control over the practice and to profit from it.

As always, an excellent discussion on Charlie Rose the other day, with A.P. chief executive officer Tom Curley and Arianna Huffington.