Pep only here 3 years?

kaz7

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I've never understood this stance against the Mirror. They basically requested we post links in the forum as opposed to copy and pasting the articles directly, what's the problem?

Before the internet, if they'd requested you didn't photocopy thousands of copies of their back page, blacked out the adverts, and handed them out on the street, I don't think it would be seen as an unreasonable request.

In the internet age, newspapers generate their revenue by the amount of clicks they get on their site. The more clicks, the higher the premium advertisers will pay. Newspapers are hardly flourishing, they're actually on their arse. Revenue they get from clicks goes towards paying the journalists and photographers who get the stories that we can talk about on here.

If we never clicked on a newspaper site again, they would get no revenue. They would then be forced to close, and eventually we would have no free press. That's not a society I want to live in.

The Mirror, or any other newspaper asking you to click a link as opposed to copy and pasting their content is basically them asking for you not to steal their product. I don't think that is unreasonable. It doesn't cost you anything to click the link, all it does it cost the advertisers more. I really don't understand what the problem is.

Everybody seems to want a free press, wants journalists to exist, but no one wants to pay for it anymore. That is the modern world, people aren't buying newspapers anymore, we want our news for free. That's fine, but then who pays the journalists wages?

Consuming news for free is seemingly what everyone wants. But the reality is, there are costs involved with reporting the news, and someone has to pay for it. The Mirror wanting us to paste links means the advertisers are paying for it, and we are getting it for free. I really don't think that is unreasonable.
My stance is because my home help brings the paper with her and they are unbelivably negative about us,mullock aside,i never go to the on-line papers,sky news and here are my news sources
 

Prestwich_Blue

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I've never understood this stance against the Mirror. They basically requested we post links in the forum as opposed to copy and pasting the articles directly, what's the problem?
There's no doubt they are within their legal rights to request that we don't cut and paste whole articles but rather than ask politely, they threatened the site with legal action. That was just after a particularly shit article they'd published which caused outrage on here. Oddly enough, no other major forums seem to have been threatened in the same way and you can still see Mirror articles in full on them.

Plus Trinity Mirror are the biggest trolls regarding anything to do with our club, both through the Mirror itself and for other titles in their stable, like the Liverpool Echo. So fuck them.
 

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