[LINK] Shirky: Murdoch's Times paywall is pretty much like all the other paywalls
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Nov 11 11:36:43 AEDT 2010
At 10:13 AM 11/11/2010, Stilgherrian wrote:
>For a while there they were only showing stories more recent than 6
>weeks on the website, and anything older was $2 a look. Per story.
>Would anyone really pay $2 to see the results of a football match
>from six months ago?
No. And if you have any nous about how the links are structured, you
didn't need to. They never changed the actual URLs. I had a project
once where the guy who created the original webpages didn't include
the links, just the text of articles. Well, rather than get him in
trouble with copyright (it was a rather visible site), I suggested we
put the links. I was able to find all of them, despite them not being
'searchable' from the Age website. It wasn't very hard.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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