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NewsRight (formerly News Licensing Group, NLG) is an online content-tracking and licensing company. The company tracks original content using encoded hidden data which sends back to the registry information on where the content is being used. This information is used by NewsRight to convert unauthorized websites, blogs and newsgathering services into paying customers. The company does not own the copyrights to the content; its role is limited to brokering business relationships and contracts.
NewsRight was launched on January 5, 2012 as a partnership between the Associated Press and 28 other news organizations. David Westin, former head of ABC News, was named its first CEO. The AP began their own tracking technology in October 2010—known as News Registry—to help publishers track and license their content online. News Registry was spun off as the News Licensing Group (NLG) in July 2011 before being launched in its current form in January 2012. As of January 2012, negotiations are ongoing to bring aboard Gannett Company, Tribune Company, Cox Enterprises and News Corporation as participants.
The company's launch is said by analysts to be motivated by news-filtering services such as Meltwater and news aggregators such as The Huffington Post. The AP has spent years fighting the free sharing of content online which has disrupted its traditional role as a newswire.
Axel Springer AG
A. H. Belo Management Services
Belo Management Services
Community Newspaper Holdings
The Gazette Company
Landmark Media Enterprises
The McClatchy Company
The New York Times Company
E. W. Scripps Company
Times Publishing Company
The Washington Post Company
The Associated Press
The New York Times
The Washington Post,
...along with 28 other news organizations, are launching a company which hopes to further profit on their news reporting, by seeking to make paying customers out of websites or blogs which reproduce their content, either in full or in part.
The new company will go by the ridiculous name of ‘NewsRight’, to make it better appear to the general public that these mainstream media outlets have some kind of exclusivity over the very flow of human existence of any significance (or as equally likely, insignificance) taking place anywhere in the world.
With technology available to the media organizations which I have mentioned to clandestinely encode news stories or articles with the writer’s name and date published, NewsRight, will not only know when content is under their watchful eye, has been copied and pasted elsewhere on the Internet, but also the privacy infringing details of just who may be viewing it.
NewsRight, is to be led by former ABC News president David Westin, who apparently has insufficient grasp of public sentiment toward greedy corporations or conglomerates, these days, as he inform us.
Originally posted by skuly
If everything gets copyrighted on the net then all the alternative news sites
wiped out as no one could afford to run them.
And then we be back to square one relying on msm fo all the news which
will make the goverment of any country very happy.
websites or blogs which reproduce their content, either in full or in part.
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
Libraries and old books man. Can't go wrong.
In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship.
As of 2009, it was ranked as the 46th largest private company in the United States according to Forbes.
Advance Publications Newspapers
Advance Publications Magazines / Advance Magazine Publishers
American City Business Journals
Fairchild Fashion Group
The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Alabama)
The Huntsville Times (Huntsville, Alabama)
Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama)
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sun Newspapers - weekly newspapers for the Greater Cleveland area
The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts)
Booth Newspapers of Michigan:
Bay City Times
Grand Rapids Press
Jackson Citizen Patriot
The Community Newspapers
AnnArbor.com (print edition Thursdays & Sundays)
The Express-Times (Easton, Pennsylvania)
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)
The Times (Trenton, New Jersey)
The Jersey Journal (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Gloucester County Times (Woodbury, New Jersey)
The News of Cumberland County (Bridgeton, New Jersey)
Today's Sunbeam (Salem, New Jersey)
The Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, New Jersey)
The Warren Reporter (Hackettstown, New Jersey)
The Reporter (Somerset) (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Independent Press (New Providence, New Jersey)
Suburban News (Clark, New Jersey)
Cranford Chronicle (Cranford, New Jersey)
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)
The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)
The Hillsboro Argus (Hillsboro, Oregon)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Staten Island Advance (Staten Island, New York)
Business journals and periodicals
American City Business Journals (local weekly Business Journals in 41 U.S. cities)
Sports Business Journal
Sports Business Daily
Street & Smiths sports annuals
Hemmings Motor News
Hemmings Muscle Machines
Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car
Hemmings Classic Car
The Sporting News
House & Garden
Conde Nast Traveler
The New Yorker
Condé Nast Portfolio (defunct; Portfolio.com continues as part of Advance's American City Business Journals)
The World of Interiors
Fairchild Fashion Group
Women's Wear Daily
Bright House Networks
Bay News 9
Central Florida News 13
Bright House Sports Network
Discovery Communications (partial ownership)
Condé Nast Digital
Including the websites of all Condé Nast's publications
Religion News Service
Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
How will this not make a dent?