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Tuesday, 10 November 2009 12:09

Murdoch wants to block Google News

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Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch wants to block Google News from using News Corp content.

Murdoch told Sky News Australia, which he coincidentally owns, that he would try to find ways of removing stories from Google search indexes. For some reason, Murdoch thinks search engines cannot use headlines and paragraphs of news stories in search results. Well what are they going to display then?

"There's a doctrine called 'fair use', which we believe to be challenged in the courts and would bar it altogether," said Murdoch, adding that the company will take it slowly. Murdoch hopes to start charging online news by June next year.

As Murdoch's media support a rather odd, right wing outlook on life, the universe and everything, we're really not too sad that people won't be able to access their content freely.

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