News Corp is likely to remove its content from Google searches entirely, as the media conglomerate looks to encourage people to pay for content online. In an interview with Sky News Australia News Corp founder and CEO Rupert Murdoch claimed that Google and others are stealing News Corp content.
When asked about who he was talking about when he talked about plagiarists, Murdoch said: “The people who simply pick up everything to run with, and steal our stories…they just take them..without payment. That’s Google, Microsoft, Ask.com..a whole lot of people.”
Murdoch claimed that readers who visit News Corp sites via search offer little value to advertisers, and that News Corp would rather have fewer people coming to their websites, but paying.
Asked why News hasn’t made its sites invisible to Google, Murdoch replied: “I think we will….but that’s when we start charging.”
Murdoch also claims that News Corp believes that the doctrine of Fair Use can be challenged in court and “barred altogether.”
To view the full interview, click the YouTube player below: