Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch’s The Times and The Sun threatened legal action against U.K. aggregator NewsNow.co.uk for ripping off its content for its scrolling chyrons. Then again, Murdoch is going after everyone these days to take down feeds from his papers (see: Google).
But now The Mirror, a British paper not owned by News International, is following suit and demanding that their content be taken down from the British site, which voluntarily switches on and off from several major newspapers, reprinting their content. Says Mirror digital director Matt Kelly, “We’re not big fans of their business model.”
First pay walls, and now going after aggregators…as much as media critics love to decry Murdoch’s methods, they very often fall into line with them eventually.
Read More: Mirror.co.uk Follows News Int. In Blocking NewsNow –PaidContent
Previously: Murdoch Pulls British Papers From Aggregator