Archive for March, 2009

Two views on the future of newspapers

March 31, 2009

Advertising revenue has collapsed for newspapers (partly due to the economy, partly due to longer-term trends), so what happens next? Two views:

Why iTunes is not a workable model for the news business, by Clay Shirky

Back and forth on the paywall argument, by Charles Arthur

Review of Jamie Boyle’s The Public Domain

March 29, 2009

Here is a review and some random commentary about Jamie Boyle’s book The Public Domain:

Is Google committing theft – or ushering in a bright new age?

It’s a rather silly editorial, but it does give a decent basic description of Prof. Boyle’s book.

Hello world!

March 29, 2009

Occassional links to free culture news headlines, with some light commentary.