Murdoch accuses Google of aiding piracy

Last updated 18:04 16/01/2012
Rupert Murdoch
Reuters
AVAST: News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has a few choice words for Google on his new Twitter.

Relevant offers

Digital Living

Features you ought to know about your smartphone Sexting: A language our children must never learn How to shoot better photos with your phone Facebook envisions using brain waves to type words Kiwis still clinging on to old tech Festival-goers use app to locate man with 100 stolen cellphones Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million subscribers What you're agreeing to when you accept your smart TV's privacy policy Tickle Me Elmo without fur is downright creepy Facebook targets 30,000 fake French accounts before election

News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has accused internet giant Google of aiding film piracy.

The Australian-born media mogul used his recently activated Twitter account to blast the search engine, branding it a "piracy leader".

"Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them," Murdoch wrote.

A short time later he added to the rant, saying film making was "risky as hell", with piracy hurting actors and writers.

Murdoch then added: "Google great company doing many exciting things. Only one complaint, and it's important.

"Just been to google search for mission impossible. Wow, several sites offering free links. I rest my case."

That was a reference to the latest Tom Cruise movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

The comments were among Murdoch's most outspoken since launching his Twitter account on January 1.

He's used the social networking site to pass judgement on a number of subjects, ranging from serious comment on US politics to his own error-prone typing.

"Re complaints about my spelling! Problem is my pathetic typing. Sorry, if anyone really cares," the media mogul wrote on January 10.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content