Murdoch on copyright thieves (and Google)

Alleged quote by Rupert Murdoch on his intent to sue broadcasters like the BBC for stealing the work of print journalists … oops, make that “copyright infringement”:

“If you look at them, most of their stuff is stolen from the newspapers now, and we’ll be suing them for copyright … They will have to spend a lot more money on a lot more reporters to cover the world when they can’t steal from newspapers.”

The context is Murdoch’s stated plan to remove all content on News Corp. from Google searches, and to charge the audience for online access.

This New York Times piece about Murdoch includes a video revealing not just the “spectral presence,” as the Times calls his image, but the man himself discussing his company plans.