The Link Economy

Why I believe in the link economy - Chris Ahearn, President, Media at Thomson Reuters

Blaming the new leaders or aggregators for disrupting the business of the old leaders, or saber-rattling and threatening to sue are not business strategies – they are personal therapy sessions. Go ask a music executive how well it works.

The Associated Press are in favor of draconian distribution rights and pay-walls. Given the success of the pay-wall strategy depends upon collective participation, the opposition from Reuters could be seen as a major blow to those who support such a strategy.