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US newspaper owners, their advertising revenue evaporating, their circulation declining and their readership going online to get news for free, are fighting mad.
The enemy? Websites that use their stories without paying for them.
"We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take it any more," said the chairman of the Associated Press, a cooperative of over 1,400 US newspapers, borrowing a line from the anchorman character in the 1976 movie "Network."
Originally posted by theknuckler
most newspapers put their stories online anyway? So I don't get what they're going to do? shut down their websites? Seems like the only thing they can do
Originally posted by Kruel
Our ability to access and share information is evolving. The newpaper companies better evolve with it. Otherwise they'll end up like the RIAA. Suing to stay alive and being hated by everyone else.