08/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Google To Newspapers: Opt Out Of Search If You Don't Like It

Last week, a group of newspaper and magazine publishers signed a declaration stating that "Universal access to websites does not necessarily mean access at no cost," and that they "no longer wish to be forced to give away property without having granted permission."

We agree, and that's how things stand today. The truth is that news publishers, like all other content owners, are in complete control when it comes not only to what content they make available on the web, but also who can access it and at what price.

Read more on Google Public Policy Blog