A blog for the Towson University community that discusses the resources available in Mass Communication & Communication Studies.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Google moves to limit free news
Apparently some media companies aren't happy that Google is providing a free ride to their content. The BBC reports that Google is allowing newspaper publishers who charge for their content to limit users to five of their articles per day. The sixth click on an article would then be rerouted to a publisher's registration/subscription page. This comes on the heels of some U.S. news outlets floating the idea of charging for content and a British publisher actually implementing it. Will users buy into this new business model? Surveys suggest that may not be likely in the U.S. ...