Not getting the internet in Ireland and Germany

Irish Newspapers want to make it illegal to link to their articles, or charge people who do (link to article) (via @rodti)

Absolutely scandalous!

And then news came in from @syzygy that the same information battle is being fought in Germany (link to article)

Jesus, are these people not getting it?

Here’s an idea for the German and Irish newspapers; if you don’t want people to link to your articles, instead of trying to control the internet use of the population of the entire planet, why don’t you just stop putting your articles on the internet?

How about that?

Because it seems like the perfect solution to me.

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