Paying the price of something for nothing

The president of the European Newspaper Publishers' Association wants to safeguard the future of an industry that is at a crossroads, writes Siobhán Brett.

11th November, 2012
Paying the price of something for nothing
Ivar Rusdal: 'Guess what? If news organisations are expected to give their content away, they'll go out of business.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

While Irish newspapers continue to revamp, review and plot changes - online and off - the Norwegian president of the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA) has said it will amount to little if the government does not create favourable conditions for online publishing.

Ivar Rusdal, who is also chief executive of a newspaper group in Norway, said that clued-in legislation on copyright and media ownership in Ireland was crucial in ensuring sustainable growth and development...

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