Could Newspapers Charge For Linking To Their Stories?
The National Newspapers of Ireland group believes that content should require licenses when it is used for commercial purposes.
More and more newspapers are turning to paywalls to help with falling revenue, but what about charging for linking to content? The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) group wants to charge licensing fees when it’s content is linked to. This raises questions about who owns content on the web and what ‘original’ content is if it’s circulated by numerous publications.