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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RE[3]: Comment by t3RRa
by mkone on Mon 12th Jul 2010 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa"
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I think you got a good point. And i think that in this way; Are the contents on the news media thought by people worthy to pay for view? I don't really know. Maybe not as much as the content providers think. :p

The question is pointless when one can get the content for free. It's a more relevant if one can't get their content any other way. If you asked me right now, I would say I wouldn't pay for content. But that's because I can get it elsewhere for free. But if the only way to get content was to pay for it, I might find out that i am willing to pay more than I think.

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RE[4]: Comment by t3RRa
by t3RRa on Mon 12th Jul 2010 21:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by t3RRa"
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That is only if the content is worthy enough to pay for viewing.

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