"aggregators and plagiarists will soon have to pay a price", AP and News Corp says

AP’s Tom Curley and Rupert Murdoch from News Corp, spoke at a conference of 300 media representatives in Beijing, China stating that “•search engines directs audience and revenue away from those who invest in original news reports •News portals’ve earned fortunes from their articles and media without offering fair compensation to those creating content •Free-riders and pirates’re claiming they’re […]

AP’s Tom Curley and Rupert Murdoch from News Corp, spoke at a conference of 300 media representatives in Beijing, China stating that “•search engines directs audience and revenue away from those who invest in original news reports •News portals’ve earned fortunes from their articles and media without offering fair compensation to those creating content •Free-riders and pirates’re claiming they’re entitled to our property. Whether you live in west Texas or west China, news can come from tweets even before agencies as AP or Xinhua begun reporting •Crowd-sourcing web services such as Wikipedia, YouTube and Facebook’ve become preferred consumer destinations for breaking news, displacing Web sites of traditional news publishers •To turn the tide, AP’s creating a News Registry – a rights management and tracking system.” Murdoch said that content producers’ll be demanding to be paid "The aggregators and plagiarists’ll soon have to pay a price for co-opting of our content. But if we don’t take advantage of current movement toward paid content, it’ll be content creators...who’ll pay ultimate price and content kleptomaniacs who triumph".