Associated Press DRM diagram demystified (with cuss-words)


19 Responses to “Associated Press DRM diagram demystified (with cuss-words)”

  1. rarr says:

    @8 To fix this your eyes will be gouged out with a spoon before you get a chance to read it.

  2. KurtMac says:

    LOL. I thought the same thing on the original about the beer keg/radioactive waste barrel at the end of the flow chart. I still don’t know WTF it is suppose to be!

  3. MrsBug says:

    I love this so much I want to marry it.

    Oh, and Rarr @#9, genius, bro.

  4. teapot says:

    The AP are really stoopid (they deserve that spelling) if they really spent “millions of dollars” on this technology. Did anyone tell them about OCR (optical character recognition)?

    If you can scan a page and use OCR to get editable text, then why couldnt people just do a screen cap and then run it through OCR? …. They could.

    Nice waste of money AP, you have made a new enemy. Anyone remember those little problems of MASSIVE WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY??? …Probably a better way to spend millions of dollars.

    Just like I downloaded & shared all of Metallica’s albums when they sued napster (even though I mostly hate their music) – I will now work to abuse and mess with AP’s copyrights wherever I can.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kurtmac: it’s a “data-stack”, the soulless corporate flowchart symbol of “stored data”.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How does the AP make money? Mostly from subscriptions from other media and organisations that pay them for the right to publish or use their stories. News agencies don’t sell ad space themselves.

    I work for a smaller national news agency in Europe and am beginning to feel like a polar bear on a rapidly shrinking iceberg …

  7. Avram / Moderator says:

    I thought it was one of those barrels from Doom. The AP can shoot at it to blow up bloggers who try to send readers their way.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The bullet points at the bottom are the same! I thought that “Royalty Settlement” etc.. was a joke until I saw the original:

  9. kaosmonkey says:

    Eat a dick, Helvetica!

    Mad lols

  10. Meteornotes says:

    That was amazing.

  11. nerd says:

    Seems sensible, I say we go for it.

    The irony may not be translating, but I’d like to point out that Arial is considered by true font ballers to be a ripoff of Helvetica, with nearly identical glyph dimensions.

  12. zikman says:

    some fucking clip art….

    now that they mention it, what typeface is that?

  13. Duffong says:

    I thought the original was confusing. This is just reinforcing that I have no clue what’s going on.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I love it when a burn is this severe – so rarely do I get to laugh and wince simultaneously.

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  16. kyderdog says:

    It has a huge freaking analog hole in it…. If I can read it I can retype it….

  17. Anonymous says:

    So how does the AP make money? I don’t get it.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Unicorns go into a chromed oil drum? LOL!

  19. Axx says:

    LMAO. Wow. I’m glad I first heard about this text-based DRM from this diagram.

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