Murdoch Demands Pay for Content


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch said online news aggregators must pay to distribute his company’s newspaper articles.

“There are those who think they have a right to take our news content and use it for their own purpose without contributing a penny to its production,” Murdoch said today in Washington at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on journalism in the Internet age. “Content creators bear all the costs, while aggregators enjoy many of the benefits. In the long term, this is untenable.”

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