Blogs move into the mainstream

The Copyright Clearance Center announced this week that it is adding blogs to its extensive database of licensable content. CCC will license about 1,000 blogs on business, technology, finance, healthcare, the law and other topics from Newstex, which delivers real-time news and commentary from thousands of newswires, newspapers, magazines, financial and business sources, official government feeds and blogs. The blogs that are part of this agreement will, via Newstex, receive royalty revenue from users of their work.
From the CCC release:

"Blogs have become critical sources of information for CCC’s customers—those decision makers who need to share up-to-date news and insights with colleagues, customers and business partners," said Bill Burger, CCC’s Vice President of Marketing. "Now we’re making it easy for them to use blog content in a host of uses beyond simple linking."