Murdoch to block Google News from News Corp. properties

TGDaily is reporting that Rupert Murdoch plans to block Google News spiders from trespassing on his digital properties.

Why? To encourage people to pay for Web content. News Corp. has previously announced plans to erect a pay wall in front of its Web sites in order to force readers to pay to read content. Google News and other aggregators have come under fire recently for what some content owners consider stealing of their stories.

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