Only in Ireland could posting a link cost a website €300.
Boards.ie Ltd and PIE Media Ltd. must be shi.tting themselves.
Here's the list of publishers:
The Irish Times
Irish Daily Star
The Sunday Independent
The Sunday Business Post
Irish Mail on Sunday
Irish Farmers Journal
Irish Daily Mail
Irish Daily Mirror
Irish Sunday Mirror
The Sunday Times
Irish Sun Sunday
This half-finished site says it all:
If there is a follow through with that - there is going to be a MASSIVE drop in their readership of their sites.
Add to that, the adverts on their pages will get FAR less clicks!
Could you post a link to that story from a reputable news source please?
Wow...how sad and desperate is this group...
Yeah I agree, whatever about people copying & pasting stories, surely they should be encouraging linking!
If this comes to pass I will go onto the newspapers website, find the comment section and keep posting links. Links to competing newspapers. Boards.ie maybe too?
I was just about to post this!
So then everyone will link to thejournal.ie instead, which rewrites most Newspaper stories just enough that there is no breach of Copyright.
No harm done.
Good luck to them invoicing boards for posting links.
Why don't they just set up a subscription model so that articles can't be linked.
Of course they should but they still don't understand the internet or more importantly, social media.
Hmmm? Oh, I'm just an innocent Fox!