Am 27.07.2017 um 14:36 schrieb Andreas Kolbe:
You say that Alexa reportedly gets some of this from Bing. But even if
that's the case, how does it make a difference? To me it seems rather like
Christian already beat me to the punch and essentially has touched on
all the in and outs of search results snippets and their copyright
status, and I would defer to that and the WMF legal department for
opinions on those aspects.
Wrt using bing, that is not "reportedly", one of the nice things about
Alexa is that the companion app will actually display how it resolved
the action. In both mentioned cases it uses a bing query to get an
answer. The interesting bit is that the answer for Edward Snowden
doesn't seem to turn up in the regular top bing search results even
after a lot of reconfiguration.
In any case I don't quite understand the negative view on this, I would
see it more as an opportunity for the WMF to improve how Amazon gets
results from WP and try to cut out the middle man in this case.