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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 03:48 PM

Pirates! Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google and Silicon Valley

On Friday, Rupert Murdoch and his top executives gathered for a daylong private confab in Las Vegas to think big thoughts about digital stuff. I’m guessing there wasn’t a session entitled “How Great is Google?”

On Saturday, the News Corp. CEO used his new Twitter account to rail against the search giant, call it a “piracy leader,” and gripe that it had too much influence in Washington, and the White House, in particular. (Here we need to remind you that News Corp. owns this Web site.) Business Insider has all four of his “Internet makes me angry” tweets (Update: He’s back at it! More below), including the one he deleted, but here are the two relevant ones:
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The obvious point to make here is that Murdoch’s venting (which his legal and PR handlers would love to quell, but can’t) was spurred by the White House statement which deflated the SOPA and PIPA antipiracy bills today. It’s also not the first time Murdoch has sounded off about Google.


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read the full story here
http://allthingsd.com/20120114/pirates-rupert-murdoch-rails-about-obama-google-and-silicon-valley/


Expect more such comments from him and the supporters of SOPA/PIPA as that draconian law goes down the drain.
Do these antiquated Media Moguls really think they can control the internet? I love to see how they are trying to prop up their predatory business model by trying to shackle the Free internet/Internet companies.

PS: for a quick overview of why PIPA/SOPA are not good, check this infographic out

What is SOPA(Stop online piracy act) and Why it should be opposed.( Infographic)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002151713

PS: for a quick breakdown on how the Big labels/media corporations prey on music/media artists, check this infographic out.
http://mashable.com/2010/04/15/music-artists-earn-online-infographic/

The Media companies and 'record labels" take the biggest cut of any sale. SOPA/PIPA is not about saving artists or musicians..they are all about retaining the stranglehold they have historically had on content providers. Newer Internet-company based business models are undercutting them, and the SOPA/PIPA is the Media-mogul's way of trying to muscle competition out. For example, only about 10% of sales revenue go to artists in the current model, while for example the Google music model gives 70% of the revenue to the artist.... and there are indie online-record labels which give about 90% of the revenue to the artists. No wonder the established recording labels are upset.








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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 03:54 PM

1. So says the goon who lets murdered little girls waste away while her parents die a slow death too.

 

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Why anyone would lend credibility to this deformed individual is beyond my understanding.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 04:01 PM

2. He continues to provide further proof how vile he really is...

he would LOVE to control the internet just like he now controls far too much of the media medium.

He is a disgusting POS, imo.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:03 PM

3. "all software creators"? No.

Open source projects are usually quite happy without paying some media conglomerate or legal to enforce our licenses... which make piracy very, very, difficult.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. Isn't it about time Rupert just dropped dead?

 

Overdue, I'd say.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:05 PM

5. My google results turn up no such thing. Meanwhile, how terrible is Murdoch's sentence structure?!

Like it was written by a 1st grader.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 10:20 PM

6. Glad to see someone understands....

"...retaining the stranglehold they have historically had on content providers."

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 12:36 AM

7. I find it funny murdock supports bigger, more cumbersome goverment

when it involves copyright.

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