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Aggregators, plagiarists and kleptomaniacs: Rupert Murdoch’s Beijing speech in full

October 12th, 2009Posted by in Events, Online Journalism

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:

Wordle of Rupert Murdoch's speech to the Beijing World Media Summit

Below you can read the speech in full:

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