Stop Online=Free!

I am very happy to announce that New York Times has decided to start partially charging its Website starting with early 2011. "Starting in January 2011, a visitor to NYTimes.com will be allowed to view a certain number of articles free each month; to read more, the reader must pay a flat fee for unlimited access."

This idea that web has introduced, that someone's products are for free just because they are online urgently has to change. The terrible thing is that most of those content is intellectual property, mostly  valuable for our society:  music, books, articles, news and films (oh, yeah pron, sorry, almost forgot that!). You would never expect to get a pair of shoes for free, would you? So why should it be normal that someone's intellectual or creative creations  are for free (just because they are digital)?

No, I like the idea of starting to pay for content. We definitely must le-learn to value intellectual property.

Link to NY Times Announcement