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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RE[2]: Bravo, old media!
by chmeee on Wed 14th Jul 2010 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Bravo, old media!"
chmeee
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And by not paying for their content, we demonstrate that they're not worth it, so they close shop. At least that's what would happen in my ideal world, where such outlets, or any business industry. are not heavily subsidized via bailouts, etc.

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