Murdoch wants Google to remove content
Rupert Murdoch has made it known earlier this week that he wants to bar Google from listing news content belonging to his companies.
Mr Murdoch said he plans to bar access to his stories via Google once News Corporation has their “pay solution” in place. Plans to make News Corporation stories only accessible via subscription were due to be put in place by June 2010. Murdoch however said that this deadline will not be met, but is being worked on extensively to be put in place.
Mr Murdoch believes that fair usage is exploited when search engines like Google use headlines and paragraphs of copyrighted news content in their index listings, saying it exceeded the “fair use” doctrine.
Google responded soon after saying that if a publisher wants content to be removed then they will comply fully as the process requires “simple technical standards”. They’re spokesman said, “Google News and web search are a tremendous source of promotion for news organisations, sending them about 100,000 clicks every minute” adding that for this reason few choose not to include material.
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