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AP, NYTimes, McClatchy, others launch NewsRight online rights clearinghouse

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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:42 PM
The Associated Press and 28 news organizations, including the New York Times and The Washington Post are all getting together to launch a new company called NewsRight. The idea is track the use of their original reporting online and eventually try to make blogs and other newsgathering services, try to pay for it.

Looks like the beginning of SOPA is taking place...The news agencies proposing this NewsRight program are doing nothing but creating a monopoly on information and usage.

Like the gentlemen stated in the vid, " what I worry about is it ends up being used as a financial weapon against those voices out there ( ATS ) who are siting that information in order to challenge it, scrutinize it and question it. Then you could imagine a situation to where let's ay a blogger is out there, or an independent journalist is out there, siting excerpted pieces of a widely sited, let's say NY Times story or other news publications story and debunking it, showing where it's wrong. "

A brief summary:


NewsRight encodes original stories with hidden data that includes the writer’s name and when it was published. The encoded stories send back reports to the registry that describe where a story is being used and who is reading it. The technology can even locate stories that have been cut and pasted in whole or in part.

The exact reason we need help curb sensationalism and debunk it.
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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 04:25 PM
What they are trying to establish is that if they report something they own all copywrite of the event reporting. In actual fact they have payed no monies to those involved in most cases so they do not own the rights of the story. Even if they did this is just more money grubbing.

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 04:59 PM
This is about two things ... first revenue which is desperatly needed so it can be scraped off the cprporation and given to investors as dividends. This keeps the company cash poor so they don't have the money or resources to raise wages and requires business loans to operate very often.

secondly, in any fascist state the control of information by the corporate state media

I think that both of these are the reasons

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