Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Murdoch threatens to sue BBC; Guardian, 11/10/09

Roy Greenslade, Guardian; Murdoch threatens to sue BBC:

"Further to yesterday's story about Rupert Murdoch's search engine sabre-rattling, Murdoch could block Google searches entirely, he also launched yet another assault on the BBC.

During the Sky News Australia interview, Murdoch was asked how he will be able to make his plan work to charge for all News Corporation-owned news websites when the likes of the BBC and others internationally provided free news content on its website.

"But we are better," he replied. "If you look at them, most of their stuff is stolen from the newspapers now, and we'll be suing them for copyright.

"They will have to spend a lot more money on a lot more reporters to cover the world when they can't steal from newspapers.""


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