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Microsoft-Google Scuffle Continues (This Time, Redmond Is Right)

Microsoft this week took Google to task for using whatever content it can find -- regardless of copyright. And as a writer, I've got to back Microsoft on this one.

Microsoft argues that Google often offers full access to books, movies, TV shows and other types of media without compensating the creator.

In fact, as soon as I finish this newsletter (which I desperately hope Google with pick up!), I'm going to finish my April Redmond print column where I argue that Web sites are trying to kill print by stealing print stories and offering them online. And if print was to be killed off this way, Google and Drudge and all those hideous, amateur-hour blogs would have nothing to talk about.

Tell me where I'm wrong at!

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/07/2007 at 1:15 PM


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