maandag 19 november 2012


Google News and other news search engines are 'content kleptomaniacs', said Rupert Murdoch in 2009 and he pulled his newspapers from the Google search results in 2010. However in September this year he changed his position and decided that the news snippets should reappear. Of course, traffic was going down and that means a loss of income. Now new ideas are emerging at the headquarters of cash strapped newspapers. Couldn't we start taxing Google and the others for publishing our content by creating an extension of the copyright, is the musing of media CEO's? Simply by creating a collecting society for Google tax, newspapers could join forces in the their fight against the digital thugs. Published at Memeburn: