Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC
Internet & Networking There's an article today at abc.com that looks at recent trends around net-based pay-for services and the smattering of paywalls from News Corp to the NYT that are up or threatening to be put up, and speculating that this could be the beginning of a trend. Of course, a YouTube video rental site and a few large publishers putting up paywalls will make zero difference to the "free internet" on their own. But if they're successful, it could spark emulation. But could this be a trend that could snowball enough to change the nature of the net?
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Oh my god
by Soulbender on Sun 11th Jul 2010 20:44 UTC
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Paying for content? Paying for someone else's hard work? Unthinkable! I want content for nothing and entertainment for free.

I'm pretty sure the "free internet" is not about not having to pay for content but is about freedom of, among other things, expression.

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