[Edprof] AP online licenses

Jeffrey C South/AC/VCU jcsouth at vcu.edu
Mon Aug 23 11:11:28 PDT 2010

We have a 10-pack of licenses that we dole out to journalism faculty.

We urge students to consider getting a subscription to the AP Stylebook 
Online. When I meet next week with all sections of our newswriting 
students, I'm going to see how many might want to pitch in $10 so we could 
pool the money and get a 100-pack. I'd like eventually to build this into 
a course fee, but we're not allowed yet. (I'm probably not supposed to 
collect and handle $10 from students, either.)

Jeff South, Associate Professor
School of Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 827-0253; Temple 1149-B

From:   "Cloud, George W" <bcloud at email.unc.edu>
To:     "edprof at editteach.org" <edprof at editteach.org>
Date:   08/23/2010 01:54 PM
Subject:        [Edprof] AP online licenses
Sent by:        edprof-bounces at editteach.org


Have any of you bought a site license for the AP online stylebook?  Our 
librarian tried to do so and found she couldn't.
The AP contract states that its terms are governed by New York state law. 
North Carolina regulations require that either North Carolina law governs 
or the contract must be silent on that issue. She said that the law in 
Connecticut, where she used to work, said the same thing.

AP was unwilling to consider an alternative contract, so we were shut out. 
What are your experiences?

Bill Cloud
George William "Bill" Cloud
Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Carroll Hall, Campus Box 3365
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365
Voice:  (919) 962-4070
Fax:     (919) 962-0620

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