Posts tagged ‘Piracy’

When Paywalls Aren’t Enough

By Eric Pfanner May 17th, 2009

PARIS — Will May 2009 mark the beginning of the end for the free, unfettered Internet?
From all the wailing on the Web — and the fist-pumping in some old-media redoubts — it might seem so.

In recent days, Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp., declared that he would end what he called a “malfunctioning” business: the free online newspaper. Other publishers, including The Guardian Media Group in Britain and The New York Times Co., which owns the International Herald Tribune, said they were examining ways to get readers to pay for digital news.

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May 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

SpiralFrog Shuts Down

By Wendy Davis of MediaPost

The ad-supported music start-up once hailed as the next new thing, SpiralFrog, closed down this week.

The company arrived on the scene with great fanfare in 2007, touting itself as a means for consumers to get completely free and legitimate music downloads. News of SpiralFrog’s shutdown was first reported by Cnet.

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March 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment


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