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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Good thing (really)
by Elv13 on Sun 11th Jul 2010 21:48 UTC
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It will make user generated content more visible and the long term, better (because ad revenue will push content provider to produce better quality and more interesting stories, the market rules will apply to "amateurs" content).

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