Murdoch considering suing BBC

In an interview today with Sky News Australia, the business and media mogul hinted he would sue BBC for stealing materials from his newspaper.

Mr Murdoch, interviewed on Sky News Australia, was asked how he would be able to instigate his proposal to charge for newspaper websites such as The Times in the UK or The Australian when the BBC and ABC produced free news content on their sites.

“But we are better,” said Mr Murdoch, chairman of News Corp. “And anyway, if you look at them, most of their stuff is stolen from the newspapers now, and we’ll be suing them for copyright.

“They will have to spend a lot more money on a lot more reporters to cover the world when they can’t steal from newspapers.”

But he added that he didn’t think it would be necessary to go to court.

No comment was gathered from BBC.

Source: FT

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