The bottom line is: The AP and iCopyright should update the service to explicitly state that it’s for commercial use of content like reprints. But bloggers should quit saying the AP charges bloggers to quote five words or whatever.
It doesn’t. Stop misleading your readers.
— Further Reading:
Woot Raises a Zombie Lie From the Dead (Again): The AP does not charge bloggers to quote its stories
Relax, Bloggers. The AP Isn’t Out to Get You. Another blog storm misses.