Rupert Murdoch Says Google Is Stealing His Content. So Why Doesn’t He Stop Them?

The executives who run big, ailing news organizations — in particular Tom Curley of AP and News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch — complain every chance they get that search engines — in particular Google — are stealing from them, because Google links to their stories but doesn’t pay the AP or News Corp. to do so. The way the news bosses see it, that is theft, plain and simple. They say Google is making tons of money by shamelessly lifting their content, and it’s driving newspapers out of business.At a meeting of media executives going on this week in Beijing, Murdoch and Curley gave impassioned speeches, saying they’re mad as hell and they aren’t going to take it anymore. They warn that aggregators like Google had better start paying up, or else.

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