Equality of Information Access


I don’t understand the paywall business model for journalism. There is zero marginal cost associated with content distribution. Can’t the Wall Street Journal just serve up some porn ads instead of charging for content?

I believe that content creators should be properly compensated for their work. But I don’t like it when that compensation comes from my pocket.

This brings me to horrible moral conflict because I believe in equal access to information regardless of ability to pay. Or willingness to pay, as the case may be.

Here is a browser extension that bypasses paywalls for sites that charge for content. Now readers can decide for themselves whether they want to pay for information.

If you use this tool and find any sites still blocked by paywall, please let me know and I will broadcast a message to the tool’s anonymous creator.

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