Here's the simple truth about news on the Internet: Any original article can be (and often is) quickly rewritten and redistributed across the Web--sometimes in ways that credit and direct readers back to the original source, sometimes not.
Now some optimists hope to establish codes of conduct for so-called content aggregation, the NYT's David Carr reports.
Although aggregators can often send a lot of traffic to the site where an article first appeared, that's not always the case.
Last year, for example, writer Simon Dumenco wrote a column for Advertising Age on Steve Jobs' death. Soon after, … Read more