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Submission + - Google may limit free news access. (

Captian Spazzz writes: It looks like Google may be bowing to pressure from folks like News Corps Rupert Murdoch.
What I don't understand is what prevents the websites themselves from enforcing some limit. Why make Google do it?

From the BBC

Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.
The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages.
Publishers will join a First Click Free programme that will prevent web surfers from having unrestricted access.
Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages.

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