Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC
Internet & Networking There's an article today at 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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And how it will screw the majority of the public out of information that is quality. Greed is the root of evil, and the publishers out there are finding out that Google Ads just don't pay the way when their hacks don't produce quality product folks want to embrace by buying items from their advertisers.

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