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DailyDirt: Publishing Digitally (For Free!)

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Publishing content digitally is a topic that comes up around here fairly regularly. If you’re a longtime Techdirt reader, you’ll know that we generally think digital publishing drives down the price of content to free (but that doesn’t mean your work is worthless!) and giving away content is often a very effective promotional tactic for selling other things that can’t be freely copied. Here are just a few interesting examples of free content you can peruse at your leisure.

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That One Guy (profile) says:

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Indeed, why, think of the middleman/gatekeeper, if they can’t get a hefty cut from the author’s work, or a transfer of ownership in return for their ‘help’, they might have to get an actual job, not just leech from someone else!

So please, think of the gatekeeper, don’t use free or alternative publishing, lest they be forced to actually do real work, and find a real jobs!

David says:

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Lots of companies publishing for a fee are robbing the authors from beyond the grave.

The authors negotiated a fee with them in exchange for them being allowed to leech on the author’s future influence and cultural heritage for a limited time.

The companies have subsequently paid the lawmakers in order to renege retroactively on that deal and let the authors disappear into oblivion.

That’s stealing. And it is stealing the only thing that the authors still have: their posterity.

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