Boycott Google, Suggests BusinessWeek

“What if 2006 is the year big media players take aim at Google’s kneecaps? No, not with more lawsuits. Rather, picture this: Walt Disney, News Corp., NBC Universal, and The New York Times, in an odd tableau of unity, join together and say: ‘We are the founding members of the Content Consortium. Next month we launch our free, searchable Web site, which no outside search engines can access. From now on we’ll make our stuff available and sell ads around it and the searches for it, but only on our terms. Who else wants to join us? Membership’s free.’

“A Content Consortium would wreak havoc with the Web as we know it in its bid to restore the role of content owner as gatekeeper. Doing it would require spinal implants for intimidated media barons. But the notion that some pushback is pending is not far-fetched.”

Jon Fine. Putting The Screws To Google. BusinessWeek Online. Jan. 23, 2006.

See also:

Techdirt. How Jealousy Could Destroy The Internet. Jan. 13, 2006.

BNA E-Commerce Law Daily. In Battle Over Use of News Headlines, Court Focuses on Policy Implications for Web. Jan. 12, 2006.


Center for Citizen Media Blog. Biting the Hand that Feeds? Feb. 1, 2006.

Greg Sandoval. Newspapers Want Search Engines to Pay. Jan. 31, 2006.

Adam Pasick. Newspapers Take Aim at Google in Copyright Dispute. Reuters UK. Jan. 31, 2006.

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01/19/2006 at 09:00

Posted in Web & Online

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