Google to limit free online news access

Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages.Under the First Click Free programme, publishers can now prevent unrestricted access to subscription websites.Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8389896.stmAlso see:Google to allow publishers to limit free news access
Google is to allow publishers of paid for content to limit the amount of free access internet users have to their websites from Google News.The move, announced by the Google senior business product manager Josh Cohen late yesterday, comes after mounting criticism of the search engine giant from newspaper publishers, not least the News Corporation chairman and chief executive, Rupert Murdoch.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/dec/02/google-online-news-rupert-murdochGoogle to limit access to paid-for web content
Publishers of paid-for web content will now be able to restrict viewers’ free internet access under concessions made by Google, the world’s biggest search engine.The US search company said that publishers would now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through search queries and Google News, the company’s news-aggregation service.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6940501.eceGoogle allows newspapers to limit free visits [Press Association]
Google has bowed to pressure from newspaper publishers and agreed to let them limit the number of free news pages users can read per day.The internet search engine has said that publishers will be able to cap access to their subscription websites to five articles per day, after which they can be redirected to a payment screen.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/google-allows-newspapers-to-limit-free-visits-1832438.htmlGoogle to let publishers limit free web access [AFP]
Google says it will let publishers set a limit on the number of articles people can read for free through its search engine.The move comes as media titans bash Google for profiting from online news pages indexed by the California-based internet giant and served at no cost to people searching for stories, photos or other material online.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/02/2759402.htmGoogle allows publishers to limit free content [AP]
Google Inc. is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its Internet search engine, a concession to an increasingly disgruntled media industry.There has been mounting criticism of Google’s practices from media publishers – most notably News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch – that argue the company is profiting from online news pages.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/02/AR2009120200677.htmlGoogle to let publishers limit free online news [AFP]
Google on Tuesday said it will let publishers set a limit on the number of articles people can read for free through its search engine.The move comes amid an escalating row with media groups which claim the search engine is profiting from indexing online news pages.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/6707302/Google-to-let-publishers-limit-free-online-news.htmlGoogle Restricts Free Reading on Pay News Sites
Amid criticism from media companies that it unfairly profits from news content, Google is closing a loophole that allowed some motivated newshounds to read large numbers of articles on subscription-based sites without paying for them.The company’s “First Click Free” program, which publishers of pay sites can choose to participate in, is designed to allow readers to get a taste of a site’s content. For example, someone who finds a Wall Street Journal article through Google News can read it free, but if the reader tries to reach other articles from that page, he or she is asked to buy a subscription.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/google-restricts-free-reading-on-pay-news-sites/How Facebook’s New Privacy Changes Will Affect You
In a late night post on Facebook’s company blog, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a round of upcoming changes that will affect all users of the social network. Specifically, the changes focus on new privacy controls for information sharing. For those who have been following Facebook closely, the announcement doesn’t deliver any new information, it only confirms some previously discussed plans. However, for Facebook’s user base, now 350 million strong, the updates represent a major overhaul as to how privacy is handled on the site.
www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/12/02/02readwriteweb-how-facebooks-new-privacy-changes-will-affe-72730.htmlGoogle caves in to Murdoch after ‘parasite’ attack
Rupert Murdoch and his executives have repeatedly bad-mouthed Google as a “tech tapeworm” and a “parasite”, guilty of “false gospel” and, according to the media mogul himself this week, “theft”. That war of attrition is having an effect.After the drip, drip of abuse, Josh Cohen, Google’s senior business product manager, has announced a change in policy that will go some way towards closing a loophole that threatened Mr Murdoch’s plans to charge for the online content of his newspapers, including The Times and The Sun.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/new-media-bends-to-old-over-paidfor-access-1832758.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10613175Google gives news publishers greater ability to limit free access
Google has changed its search engine and Google News services to help newspaper publishers more closely control access to articles that require a subscription. It is now possible for newspapers to limit one person to reading five stories per day for free.Google had made available a ‘first click free’ policy which allowed newspapers to choose to show articles in Google searches even when they were part of subscription-only services. Users could read that article but when they clicked on links to visit other pages they were presented with a screen demanding payment.
http://out-law.com/page-10570Google Alters News Indexing to Accommodate Pay Walls
In a bid to appease publishers, Google has updated its search programs, allowing publishers who charge for their content to limit users to only five free page views per day.Many publishers impose this type of limits on free page views for Web surfers who visit their sites directly. If you browse the WSJ site directly, for example, you could browse a certain number of articles for free, but once you reach the set limit, you would be prompted to register or subscribe to the site.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/183526/.htmlFacebook Announces Privacy Changes
Facebook announced late Tuesday changes to its privacy policies and also unveiled that the social networking site has attracted more than 350 million users. In response to concerns about privacy, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg said in an open letter to users that the site would eliminate its regional networks, saying that “some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy.” He added that the site is simplifying its privacy controls by allowing users to limit what content people can see to only users’ friends, friends of friends or everyone.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2009/12/facebook-announces-privacy-cha.phpGoogle allows newspapers to limit free visits [Press Association]
Google has bowed to pressure from newspaper publishers and agreed to let them limit the number of free news pages users can read per day.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/google-allows-newspapers-to-limit-free-visits-1832438.htmlGoogle to let publishers limit free web access [AFP]
Google says it will let publishers set a limit on the number of articles people can read for free through its search engine.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/02/2759402.htmGoogle allows publishers to limit free content [AP]
Google Inc. is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its Internet search engine, a concession to an increasingly disgruntled media industry.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/02/AR2009120200677.htmlGoogle sweetens news deal
Google has moved to appease newspaper companies that accuse the search engine of kleptomania and parasitic behaviour.The company said yesterday that it would make it more difficult for web users to access content on newspaper websites that charge users to view articles.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/google-sweetens-news-deal-20091202-k6h0.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/3122236/

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