Commercial use of blogs

I was watching Media Watch yesterday and saw a blurb with Rupert Murdoch talking about how Fox may consider using blogs to supplement their news coverage. I don’t know if he was talking about using blog feeds or actually hiring bloggers to post specifically for Fox.

However, this got me thinking about blogs: who owns the information and who can reproduce it? I hate the idea of large media companies charging subscriptions for their content and then supplementing their coverage with other people’s blogs. Is it possible to have an content license in which commercial use of your blog requires payment? Talking a page out of “their” book, it could just be an unnoticable micropayment. đŸ™‚

I think that it’s a good idea to have a license declaration on this website. I would personally lean toward the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license. What about everyone else?

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