AP ANNOUNCES CREATION OF DIGITAL RIGHTS CLEARINGHOUSE

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Associated Press is spearheading the creation of an organization to help
newspapers and broadcasters make money as more people get news from wireless devices.
The goal is to help long-established media try to reverse several years of decline brought on by their
inability to capitalize on the Internet.

The growing use of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet-style computers could give
traditional media a second chance.

AP CEO Tom Curley announced plans for a digital rights clearinghouse in a speech in Texas on
Monday. The AP and other news organizations would contribute stories, photos and video to the
clearinghouse, which would enforce copyrights and negotiate licensing deals for the digital use of such
content.

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