Today’s mind-melting post, wherein the fourth estate bitches about the way readers like to get their news, threatens to make news artificially scarce and expensive, and likens search engines to “plagiarists.”
All from a stage in freed0m-loving Beijing.
BEIJING — The leaders of two of the world's major news organizations said Friday that it is time for search engines and others who use news content for free to pay up.
The comments from Tom Curley of The Associated Press and News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch come as the media industry struggles in the Internet age. Many news companies contend that sites such as Google have reaped a fortune from their articles, photos and video without fairly compensating the news organizations producing the material
I found this story courtesy of an aggregator (Techmeme) and read it hosted on the noted running dog lackey of the plagiarists’ website, Google News.