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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Internet's New Highway: Writing for free takes a detour

Huffington Post slam-dunks writers, as journalists search for higher ground
By Brenda Norrell
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Just when you thought you knew your way around the Internet, everything changes. This includes three areas: Who you can trust, the danger of ignoring copyrights and giving your carefully-penned word songs away for free, for the sake of the cause, any cause. Although Wikileaks claims most headlines these days, the sale of Huffington Post, made popular by writers working without pay, and new copyright lawsuits for posting news stories on blogs without permission, are important developments for writers, bloggers and everyone on the web. Writing for free quickly became known this week as the way to get duped by big business on the Internet, as AOL announced the purchase of Huffington Post. Read column:

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