Free for How Much Longer?

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch expects News Corporation-owned newspaper Web sites to start charging users for access within a year in a move which analysts say could radically shake-up the culture of freely available content.  Read more here.

One Response to Free for How Much Longer?

  1. Larry May 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Two comments about paying for i-news.

    Although Pirate Bay is currently on the ropes, Psychic Larry predicts that it will have nimbler progeny, and that these progeny will wreak havoc on Murdoch’s proposed new revenue stream, unless we get some truly draconian intellectual property laws.

    At the moment the best sources of serious climate trend information are Anthony Watts’ blog and Steve McIntyre’s blog. The MSM-especially in the U.S.–is largely a joke when it comes to this info area. Murdochs’s scheme will be a boon to bloggers–the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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