Huffington accuses Murdoch of confusing aggregation with misappropriation

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington has accused Rupert Murdoch of confusing aggregation with misappropriation following his Federal Trade Commission speech claiming “There’s no such thing as a free news story”.Huffington began in a humorous vein: “First of all, I would like to quote my great grandmother who likes to say: ‘Never bet on a company that takes itself out of Google.'” see:Murdoch accuses Google of news ‘theft’
Escalating the battle between traditional newspapers and online news providers, media mogul Rupert Murdoch lashed out at Google Inc. and other Web companies Tuesday, accusing them of looting news articles and contributing to the industry’s decline.”There are those who think they have a right to take our news content and use it for their own purposes without contributing a penny to its production,” Murdoch said at a Washington forum on the future of newspapers. “Their almost wholesale misappropriation of our stories is not fair use. To be impolite, it’s theft.”,0,6239739.story

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