Associated Press CEO Tom Curley Threatens Google Over Syndication

Posted May 1, 2009

“They will not get our copy going forward,” stated Associated Press CEO Tom Curley.

Tom Curley wants Google to strike a proper deal with the Associated Press going forward otherwise they plan to cut off the search engine company from their articles.  These remarks may be a follow-up to legal actions that William Dean Singleton mentioned earlier.

The company said that they are planning to create landing pages that redirect users away from secondary sources that post original content from the Associated Press.

The Associated Press is owned by several news organizations.  The Associated Press is paid undisclosed sums of money from Google for spreading their content across Google News.  However many other blogs and news websites simply steal content from the A.P. and spread it on their website which can be found on Google News itself too.

[via Forbes]