Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Journalism Rent-Seeking

It was only a matter of time before the people who cut-and-paste press releases decided that they needed special protection (from EurActiv):-

The main journalist trade union in Europe and the UK wants citizens to be given 'European Democracy Vouchers', funded by internet service providers, which can be used to buy newspapers and pay for online media subscriptions.
The vouchers, which would work in the same way as restaurant vouchers currently used in several countries, would be funded through a levy on internet service providers (ISPs), according to the National Union of Journalists in the UK (NUJ).
The idea was aired in a submission to the European Commission's consultation on creative industries, published in April (EurActiv 30/04/10).
How about you go fuck yourselves instead?

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