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Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.”
He was making reference to the fact that corporate media websites cannot continue to survive under their current failing business model.
The establishment media is dying and advertising revenue has plummeted as people turn to blogs and the alternative media for their news in an environment of corporate lies and spin.
Rupert Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation's newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a "malfunctioning" business model.
Encouraged by booming online subscription revenues at the Wall Street Journal, the billionaire media mogul last night said that papers were going through an "epochal" debate over whether to charge. "That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from the Wall Street Journal's experience," he said.
Originally posted by Tgautier13
I would like to see another source other than one of Alex Jone's websites. Any news source with a blatant agenda I just can't take seriously.
Other than that, the internet as we know it is the Last Frontier (except for maybe the Chinese Pyramids ). It is totally in the public domain. The big corporations already dropped the ball regarding their chances of ever controlling the internet by about 1999. It is too large, too expansive, and too compartmentalized to ever be controlled in any meaningful way.
Plus, the Free Internet lobby believe or not is quite a powerful conglomerate...
News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert Murdoch
Current days of free internet will soon be over, says media mogul
Originally posted by tristarThe internet might be public domain, but the content that sites like this and hundreds of others use is not public domain. That content belongs to the company. If they choose to restrict it they can do so at any time without breaking out a sweat.
I don't think the internet as we know it is going anywhere. As long as people can hook their computers together, then the internet is alive. As for corporate media website, they may go the way of the dodo, but I doubt anyone will notice.
I am very concerned. We have Kissinger telling Russias president not to worry America will be disarmed by september. We have Rockafeller warning that the internet is a threat to
ourtheir "security", and now we have Murdock, a guy who is certainly in the loop, proclaiming the end of the current internet. Be on the lookout for a false flag that will conveniently cause a reaction that removes more of our freedom of choice.