The A.P. Asserts Tough (and Still Secret) View of Copyright on Blogs

I was busy at the Hypertext ’08 conference these past few days, so only now am I following up on the AP vs. Bloggers story. According to NYT blogger Saul Hansell: one key issue is the A.P. wants to protect the headline and first paragraph of its articles. He suggested that this will put The Associated Press in direct conflict with bloggers. “If AP’s guidelines end up like the ones…

Using Text Analysis Tools for Comparison: Mole & Chocolate Cake « Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Lisa Spiro posts an interesting analysis: I wanted to get a quick visual sense of the two texts, so I plugged them into Wordle, a nifty word cloud generator that enables you to control variables such as layout, font and color. (Interestingly, Wordle came up with the perfect visualizations for each text at random: Pierre white type on a black background shaped into, oh, a chess piece or a tombstone,…