Tuesday, November 10, 2009

News Corp., Google, and Copyrights

Really interesting article over on WSJ's blog about how Rupert Murdoch is considering having his news organizations' content (like the Wall Street Journal) removed from Google's indexing.

The article then goes on:

Mr. Murdoch added that News Corp. believes that the fair-use doctrine, which allows for use of copyrighted materials in limited ways such as search results, “could be challenged in the courts and barred altogether.”

Wowza. This is definitely something to watch. Will we have something akin to the RIAA/DMCA for bloggers who republish parts of works like I just did above?

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