remediating the internet…so it charges like a phone service

At our futures forums many have discussed the hunt that’s on to get internet content, like online news and media to pay its way. What some are calling “the second media age” is busily being constructed. The Murdoch press has recently gone public with its intentions to lead the pack here (along with admonishment of public service media that give their content away for free, like the BBC and ABC). This article from Computer World suggests there are powerful deals between search and media companies on the horizon to make user based payments for online content more ubiquitous and a standard feature.

search and micropay

and more,

other publish and pay options

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One Response

  1. And who is going to combat these ‘agreements’ between media companies and the search companies to ensure payment? Governments? NGO of some?

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