Murdoch Wants Newspapers Protected from Google News
By Jon Robinson
Grant Robertson of The Globe and Mail reports on media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s view that Google Inc., by way of its search function, is a “plagiarist” when it comes to linking newspaper articles through Google News.
As Chairman of News Corp., Murdoch, over the past year, has clearly been the most vocal
newspaper-publishing executive to express new visions for the
struggling print sector.
According to Robertson, Murdoch is preparing to pull his key newspaper assets – The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and The Times of London – from the search engine, stating he would prefer less traffic in favour of paying subscribers.