September 1, 2007 |
Internet search leader Google Inc. on Friday began hosting material produced by the Associated Press and three other news services on its own website instead of only sending readers to other destinations. The change affects hundreds of stories and photographs distributed each day by the AP, Agence France-Presse, the Press Assn. in Britain and the Canadian Press.
August 17, 2007
Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods than Osama bin Laden. Among those who have taken particular offense at Google are some current and aspiring newspaper publishers, including Sam Zell (who's in the process of buying Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times), who once famously asked, "If all of the newspapers in America did not allow Google to steal their content, how profitable would Google be?"
April 7, 2009 |
Plucking the already tense string that binds new media and old, the Associated Press announced an initiative Monday to protect online versions of its news content from what it called "misappropriation" by a variety of online news outlets. At its annual meeting in San Diego, AP Chairman Dean Singleton said the news syndicate would pursue "legal and legislative remedies" against entities that it believes are unfairly borrowing its content.
March 19, 2005 |
Agence France-Presse has sued Google Inc., alleging that the Internet search leader includes AFP's news stories, headlines and photos on its website without permission. The Paris-based news service is seeking damages of at least $17.5 million and an order barring Google News from displaying AFP material, according to the suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Neither executives of Mountain View, Calif.
August 9, 2007 |
Google Inc. is giving the subjects of news stories a way to comment on articles written about them. The online search leader launched an experimental feature this week on its Google News site in the U.S. that allows any person mentioned in a news story that's linked on that site to submit a written response. A Google employee must verify the authenticity of the e-mail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2011 |
Readers who type "Central Basin Municipal Water District" into Google News get a series of upbeat articles. One story hails the benefits of Central Basin's new recycled water system. Another piece praises the agency's legal battle over groundwater rights. Others catalog the successes of its conservation programs. What the average reader doesn't know is that Central Basin is paying nearly $200,000 in taxpayer money for the glowing coverage. In a highly unusual move, the water district hired a consultant to produce promotional stories "written in the image of real news," according to agreements reviewed by The Times . The articles appear on a professional-looking news website called News Hawks Review . The site is indexed on Google News, carries its own advertisements and boasts an "experienced and highly knowledgeable" staff of editors and reporters.