In a speech to the Beijing World Media Summit last Friday, News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch attacked news aggregators and search engines. The ‘aggregators and plagiarists’ will soon have to pay the price for using publishers’ content for free, he said.
If publishers and news organisations don’t regain control they will pay ‘the ultimate price’ and it will be ‘the kleptomaniacs who triumph’, he told the industry event.
A Wordle of his keynote is understandably dominated by ‘China’, given the event’s location, with ‘digital’ overshadowing ‘newspapers’ in this instance:
Below you can read the speech in full:
- AP: Search engines must pay up, say Murdoch and AP’s Curley
- WAN Amsterdam: Little known fact?… Guardian special advisor@Digital Revenue Goldmine
- SoE08: Paul Dacre’s speech – in pictorial form
- AOP: ‘This is no time for vanity publishing’ – full audio of Sly Bailey’s speech
- WAN Amsterdam: Print should be an ‘island in the chaos’