Wednesday, January 9, 2013

private news (here come the horrors)

[local news] Online Archive, (fee based)

You may search the archive and scan headlines for free. A fee of $2.95 is charged for each story displayed in full. To view stories you must create an account with NewsLibrary, the service which makes the archive available through the internet. By setting up an account, your credit card number will be kept on file so that you will not have to enter it each time you wish to retrieve the full text of an article.

Single article $2.95
3 article pack $6.95, good for one week
10 article pack $21.95, good for one month
25 article pack $49.95, good for one month
40 article pack $79.95, good for one month
50 article pack $100.00, good for one month
600 article pack $1200.00, good for one year
1200 article pack $2000.00, good for one year

(yes. this is from an actual local news site.)

Wow. They are really proud of their work ... aren't they.

if all news websites did this, would it bring to an end the captured text with url link?

i think we are about to see the emergence of private news ... (here come the horrors.)