Should the AP pay Woot $17.50 for a quote?

The founder of Woot, Matt Rutledge, may be a wealthier man following
Amazon.com’s acquisition of his company, but that isn’t stopping him from
sending a clear message to the Associated Press: you owe me $17.50. Why
does the AP owe Rutledge? According to Rutledge, AP violated his
copyright when they included a quote from Rutledge’s email to Woot
employees in their story about the acquisition.

The quote: “For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk.