Murdoch to Media: Stand Up to Google

'River of gold' comes from content rip off, he gripes
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2010 3:12 AM CDT
Murdoch to Media: Stand Up to Google
Stop giving away the goods for free, Rupert Murdoch urges publishers in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)

In a new bid to convince other media to follow the Wall Street Journal behind a pay wall, Rupert Murdoch is urging publishers to "stand up to" Google. "We are going to stop people like Google from taking stories for nothing," the media mogul said to the National Press Club in Washington yesterday. Internet search advertising has brought Google "a river of gold, but those words are being taken mostly from newspapers," he added. "The newspapers ought to stand up and let them do their own reporting." (More Rupert Murdoch stories.)

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