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Last updated: 2 december, 2009 - 14:35 GMT

Google sets limit on free news

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Some readers avoid paying subscription fees to newspaper websites by calling up their pages via Google

The internet search giant Google has detailed plans to limit the number of online newspaper articles its users can read for free.

Previously Google would allow access to unlimited content.

News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch

Mr Murdoch has accused firms such as Google of profiting from journalism

But Rupert Murdoch in particular, the owner of News Corporation, has been a strong critic of the practice, claiming that Google and other companies are profiting from the work of others.

From now on, Google users will be limited to five news stories per day from some sources.

Emily Bell is the director of digital content for a competitor to News Corporation, the Guardian.

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