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A Little Cheer from the Publishers’ Offices

The Associated Press is cutting its rates:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Associated Press unveiled rate cuts on Monday to help member newspapers reeling from declining advertising revenue and said that it would sue websites that used its members’ articles without permission.

The changes the AP announced at its annual meeting in San Diego include a new $35 million in rate assessment reductions for 2010, on top of $30 million it had already instituted for 2009.

Good luck suing those Shanghai-based aggregator sites!

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