Singing the Bite Me Song


May 07, 2003

Boycott absurd online content archives charges!

Opening Up the Vaults.

State of Denial

"Today one of my professors told us about an article in the Sacramento Bee called State of Denial. When I went to go read this article I found I had to pay $1.95. Tell me, how many copies of the paper could I get for that price? At least two, maybe four, or even eight! Now tell me, what sort of value is that to me? None. I won't pay $1.95 for one article. Because the Sacramento Bee is charging so much they are effectively locking away the past in their vaults." [Grant M. Henninger]

Another reason not to lock away your content behind a cost figure that is perceived to be too high by the user but too low for a credit card-based transaction (at least until micropayments are a reality).

And, of course, a friendly reminder that you can usually get this type of article for free from your local library!

[The Shifted Librarian]

May 7, 2003 at 10:40 PM in Cyberculture, Democracy, Favorite Links, Intellectual Property, Interactivity, Media & Journalism, News to Note, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack