Curley: AP Plans Independent Rights Clearinghouse

The Associated Press is backing off efforts to host its own rights clearinghouse, instead planning an independent entity to help news organizations manage digital rights beyond their own sites. Under the plan, approved by the AP board last week, the news service would work with news organizations to create a new agency for rights clearance and privacy tools rather than provide those services through the AP News Registry. AP CEO Tom Curley announced the plan this morning in Austin at a meeting of the Southern Newspapers Publishers Association: “While we