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Main Stream Media Taking It To Far!!

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:59 PM
I have a habit, that every time something is covered on the news and is taking up all outlets of media, to ignore it, and look for what is going on behind the scenes. This has yet to fail, as every time we are distracted, those that are distracting us get away with murder (sometimes literally).

But this isn't about murder in that sense, but the murder of the searchers of truth, and how they rely on info from the internet. 40 years ago people read books in order to find answers, went to the library, work books from school, which we now know was just nonsense of TPTB.

When the internet came along, we pretty much ran the place, there were no restrictions, and everyone pretty much did what they wanted. Now we have to use search functions like "scroogle", and "startpage", just to keep a bit or our privacy.

Its very rare that someone would link a story here, by the examiner, or the enquirer, because we are aware that this is more or less "sensationalism" (though the examiner does have some truth). We do get lots of our info from bloggers, and places like ATS, which has some type of "6 degrees of separation" to either a blog site, or alternative news source.

Well just when we thought that we were one step ahead, we now have to figure out and research even further then we have done before.

Here is why.


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.[1] The company does not own the copyrights to the content; its role is limited to brokering business relationships and contracts.[2]

NewsRight was launched on January 5, 2012 as a partnership between the Associated Press and 28 other news organizations.[2] 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.[3] As of January 2012, negotiations are ongoing to bring aboard Gannett Company, Tribune Company, Cox Enterprises and News Corporation as participants.[4]

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.[2][5] The AP has spent years fighting the free sharing of content online which has disrupted its traditional role as a newswire.[5]

Here is a list of the founders. I am adding the link to wiki, as you can click on each individual name and find out more, without me quoting it all here.

Advance Publications
Associated Press
Axel Springer AG
A. H. Belo Management Services
Belo Management Services
Business Wire
Community Newspaper Holdings
El Día
Galveston Newspapers
GateHouse Media
The Gazette Company
Hearst Newspapers
Journal Communications
Landmark Media Enterprises
The McClatchy Company
Media General
MediaNews Group
Morris Communications
Morris Multimedia
NPG Newspapers
The New York Times Company
Ogden Newspapers
Pioneer Newspapers
Schurz Communications
E. W. Scripps Company
Stephens Media
Times Publishing Company
The Washington Post Company

Just when we thought that we could still do research even on our own, we still have to act like everything we see and write is possibly a fabricated/bought/disinfo story to begin with.

Mainstream Media To Bully Bloggers

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.

This is yet another way for them to make their OWN news, and even then make sure that they CONTROL every aspect of it.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:14 PM
Libraries and old books man. Can't go wrong.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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.

Its going to be censorship via a empty wallet

Not good.

s+f for you (copyright skuly 2012)
edit on 25/1/2012 by skuly because:

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:42 PM
That is absolutely correct! No alternative/blogger site wants to buy mainstream media, but if a story needs to be told related to the MSM source, it has to be bought, and forget it if "we" try to use it. The site we post it on can be shut down. You can forget "exposing" MSM for what it is.

Nothing good can come from this. Here is a link to their site which isn't up just yet, but they are all giving each other raving reviews... not a surprise. As far as I can see they are trying to be the ONLY newsource.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:43 PM

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.

You have hit the nail on the head.
This is the real reason for all the new laws. CONTROL we have it they want it back.

They will eventually get it back using fear and hate. Apathy has paved the way and all they have to do is walk the path.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:57 PM
If you think about it even ATS will be affected. There will no longer be a "Breaking Alternative News" forum, unless they pay for the usage of the story, which I am sure they will have a payment plan.

People would have to post using their own wording for a particular story to avoid and "fair usage rules". Places where discussions about how the system is tearing down the people would have be "sunnier", "prettier", "nicer", and definitely NOT quoted.

I'm sure there will be a discount for those sites that will be sure to NEVER speak ill of them or their affiliates.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

If every single person were to stop watching the MSM, what do you think would happen? The only thing that gives the media it's power is the revenue that is generated from advertising. If you take away your support for the MSM, by ignoring its existence, the advertisers will have to find new ways of marketing to you, and will, as they have already done, start seeking you out where they can find you. Here.

The MSM are currently trying to protect their revenues. They can't. The power is nolonger in the same hands and the advertisers and income generators know that. What comes next depends upon how we, here, adapt to the situation.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:26 PM

My concern is that there is something that they are deeply afraid of, not just ad revenue loss, but certain facts, or events, that they cannot allow to be out in the open. 90% of our current news comes with some info from the MSM, this IMHO cannot be helped.

With the amount of affiliates that are contributing to this, the coverage is pretty far, and I am sure will be worldwide eventually.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:56 PM
How far would you go to protect your work if you found websites copying over 60% of it and not even linking back. If website owners would police themselves and only use a small snippet and link to original source, i doubt MSM would care.
I don't think websites should be able to copy over 60% of an article and claim "fair use" and be able to make advertisement money off it.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:18 PM
Good ole' intellectual property,
It's not just for Metallica anymore.

Wow, I can only say this is majorly messed up.
Further manifestation of crony capitalism at work only this time it's a monopoly on information.

I think ATS is safe as the law states that less than 10% of original content is allowable under fair use for purposes of review, etc. I'm not entirely sure about this but it is my understanding of it.
Or we just rewrite it all slightly and call it satire

Anyhoo great find NRE
I can always count on you to find the important stuff that slips by the rest of us.

edit on 25-1-2012 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:52 PM
I'm just glad that we know about this ahead of time, at least at the beginning stages. This will give many of us a heads up, to be more careful, and to begin looking for new ways to research, while overriding this one. Especially here on ATS, maybe with a heads up, they can be sure to enforce the rules, to make sure that at least ATS isn't affected.

I know that I am going to be a little more careful in the future.

BTW, thanks ATA

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:00 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Just got this from the info above

websites or blogs which reproduce their content, either in full or in part.

I know that there is a limit for off site usage, I know that ATS will look into any possible changes. These are some seriously sneaky people. Who apparently play by their own rules.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:26 PM

Originally posted by Mr Headshot
Libraries and old books man. Can't go wrong.

yep hit it right on the head!

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:12 AM
Though I agree there is a difference between a library book and a PDF, libraries are losing readers. The same as the post office is losing customers.

Kindle, Amazon and most e-book sites as well as PDF's being free, soon the library will be something that you tell your kids about. I mean when was the last time you saw someone reading an actual book, and not some application on a device?

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:34 AM
I would like to know how they are going to get around the fair use laws as long as the article is partially quoted with a link back.

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.

I learned this in college when I had to create papers for teachers. Technically ATS alternative news will be just fine. Any bloggers can cite commentary, criticism, and/or news reporting as long as they are not replicating the entire article.

They are going to have a tough time, and someone somewhere is going to pick up the gauntlet and sue them under the fair use laws if they disallow portions of their news stories being quoted.

The only thing ATS might have to do is to add the journalists name along the title of the article. They can't prevent people from quoting them, and it would be stupid to prevent people linking to their news articles by moving it to another url. When that happens, I hit the backspace button really quick, or close down the tab in less than one second. Then I'll do a google search, and go to their competitors. The less mainstream the better.

They are way off base if they only allow you to quote from the first paragraph or what they allow you to see for free. From fair use, you are allowed to use the most relevant part of the article. If you can not quote the most relevant part of the article, what is the use of quoting them in the first place? Go somewhere else, and send people to their competitors.

Alternative media will love it when more and more people start going to their sites, so people don't have to pay for their news.

I will never pay to gain access to a news site. EVER! I rather go read prison planet, or a rehash from somewhere else.

They are shooting themselves in their own foot so to speak.

PS. I also wouldn't be surprised to see retaliation against this. If the news media thinks it can escape what the music and movie industry are going through, wait until pirate news starts popping up everywhere.
edit on 26/1/2012 by Mystery_Lady because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:54 AM
So it looks like it's time to re-write the articles ourselves WITHOUT giving the original source the courtesy of a credit to the outlet or even the author.

Change the content wording just enough to stay on track without plagiarizing and who can prove that it's been "borrowed" ?

An event doesn't belong to anyone.

Seems to me that it then becomes legal.


posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:55 AM
What really bothers me most about this is that it doesn't seem to matter what station you watch or paper you read - the stories are all the same and are nothing but trifling rewrites.
Add to this the fact that there is no investigative journalism anymore.
Why pay for crap you'll see on Good Morning America anyway?

It's not like the state of journalism the US could get any worse.
Didn't some newspapers get TARP money too?
Then we'd be paying twice for propaganda and paparazzi blurbs.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:42 AM
When you see what other companies these people own, then you can really see how far this is going. This is from the first founder on the list, just in alphabetical order, this is what they do.

Advance Publications

As of 2009, it was ranked as the 46th largest private company in the United States according to Forbes.

Advance Internet
Advance Publications Newspapers
Advance Publications Magazines / Advance Magazine Publishers
American City Business Journals
Condé Nast
Fairchild Fashion Group
Parade Publications
reddit Inc

Daily Newspapers[2]
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:
Advance Newspapers
Bay City Times
Flint Journal
Grand Rapids Press
Jackson Citizen Patriot
Kalamazoo Gazette
Lakeshore Press
Muskegon Chronicle
Saginaw News
The Community Newspapers (print edition Thursdays & Sundays)
Mississippi Press
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
NASCAR Illustrated
Street & Smiths sports annuals
Hemmings Motor News
Hemmings Muscle Machines
Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car
Hemmings Classic Car
The Sporting News
Inside Lacrosse

Condé Nast
Architectural Digest
Bon Appetit
House & Garden
Conde Nast Traveler
Easy Living
Golf Digest
Golf World
The New Yorker
Condé Nast Portfolio (defunct; continues as part of Advance's American City Business Journals)
Teen Vogue
Vanity Fair
The World of Interiors
Fairchild Fashion Group
Women's Wear Daily
Footwear News
Parade Publications

Cable television

Bright House Networks
Bay News 9
Central Florida News 13
Bright House Sports Network
Discovery Communications (partial ownership)

Advance Internet
Condé Nast Digital
Wired News
Including the websites of all Condé Nast's publications[3]


Religion News Service

How will this not make a dent?

Peace, NRE.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:00 AM

Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
How will this not make a dent?

Because the bigger they are the harder they fall...and remember there are two sides (at least) to every story...check out this link...

From this ATS thread from a few years back...

Don't worry, be happy...

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:06 AM
Plagiarism…..stealing somebody's work or idea: the process of copying another person's idea or written work and claiming it as original

Copyright laws are not violated when one uses another’s work and properly attribute the source to the original author.

The problem comes in when someone uses the work of another and claims it as their own.

We as a society have determined that Plagiarism is abhorrent behavior and will not be tolerated.

As well it should be.

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