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Can Copyright Save the News?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9:00 am
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OK, say you've got a lemonade stand where you're selling at 50 cents a cup. Then your neighbor siphons off half your supply and starts selling it next door for 25 cents. Would you call that unfair competition? A local media attorney says that's exactly what's happening in the news business with websites "stealing" the content that news organizations paid employees to produce. Tuesday morning at 9, how a small change in copyright law might save the news business, at least until a new business model comes along.


David Marburger attorney, Baker Hostetler
Daniel Marburger economist, Arkansas State University
Terrence Egger Publisher, The Plain Dealer
Staci Kramer Co-Editor & Executive Vice-President, PaidContent.org

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