Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Internet news: there's no such thing as a giveaway

Peter Preston writes:

Free? It's a deluding word in a deluded internet world. On the one hand, newspaper publishers are forming a queue around New York's blocks to get expert advice on building pay walls around the precious words their writers pen. One the other hand, angry bloggers swear that the net is "free" and great corporations rally to their banner. "I would rather the BBC was abolished than that we started encrypting news to stop people seeing it," vows director general Thompson.

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