Posts Tagged ‘news aggregators’

Did the New York Times Just Declare War on News Aggregators?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Yikes! If the RSS feeds start charging subscriber fees, then that means I’ll be doing a whole lot more writing!

The New York Times, like many newspapers, has been trying to find an online business model that works, including experimenting with iPhone and iPad apps, as well as a pay wall that’s expected to launch soon. Now, the newspaper company appears to be sending its lawyers after news aggregators that use its RSS feeds in commercial applications. According to a report from All Things Digital, the Pulse newsreader application for the iPad was pulled from the Apple store after a legal threat from the NYT over unauthorized use of the company’s RSS feeds. According to the email notice that Apple sent the developers of the app, the senior counsel for the newspaper said: