Yes, this is the internet but you MUST pay!

Just been sent a link to a piece on the Associated Press servers, and came across this pay per play copyright function…. That’s one way to protect your material from bloggers and keep the likes of Mr Murdoch and his return-to-subscription model happy… Trouble is that many of the rest of us will simply press on regardless…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty