More elements of Irish industry discover 20th century

This time it’s the newspaper industry.

That previous sentence, containing links to six of today’s newspaper stories, just cost me €500.  At least, according to Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd. As reported by McGarr Solicitors on their blog, NLI (kind of a newspapery IMRO), wants to charge people – and charities such as Women’s Aid – not for copying content, but for linking to newspaper articles.

Despite the fact that most newspapers include ‘Share’ buttons with every online article – as pointed out in their reply, the Irish Times includes over 300 ways to share each story.

Idiots.

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