AP News Registry Plan Passes Antitrust Muster: DOJ

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The Associated Press' plan to create a voluntary registry to help with the licensing and online distribution of news content has the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, which has said the proposal could offer competitive benefits to content owners and users.

Christine Varney, the assistant attorney general in charge of the department's Antitrust Division, told the AP's counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP that the agency did not think the proposal would reduce competition, the DOJ said Thursday.

The AP, which had asked the...
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