The latest piece of measured media commentary from Rupert Murdoch:
“The Philistine phase of the digital age is almost over. The aggregators and the plagiarists will soon have to pay a price for the co-opting of our content. But if we do not take advantage of the current movement toward paid-for content, it will be the content creators, the people in this hall, who will pay the ultimate price and the content kleptomaniacs will triumph.”
For analysis of this speech to the World Media Summit in Beijing overnight, here are a number of sources:
Murdoch Urges China to Open Up to Media says The Wall Street Journal
Murdoch: Time for search engines to pay says The Christian Science Monitor
Murdoch will pay for the end of free news says The Independent
Rupert Murdoch Says Google Is Stealing His Content. So Why Doesn’t He Stop Them? asks Newsweek
Murdoch Scores “Kleptomaniac” News Sites, Calls to Make Them Pay says The Village Voice
Internet’s philistine phase almost over, says Murdoch is how the ABC’s AM saw it.
Murdoch: Media should ‘adapt and adopt’ amid challenge is the China Daily version.
The Australian pitched the issue forward: Scott to hit back on criticism of ABC’s internet space.
And here’s the full text from the News Corp site.
That’s not stealing, Rupert, that’s just a little village of information right there.