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The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

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Dunja Mijatovic, an expert in media law and regulation, spoke early this week at George Washington University Law’s inaugural speaker series on Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights. Ms. Mijatovic, a representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, stressed that an important global issue of the moment is having an open Internet.
Follow the #Techrights Twitter Discussion on Media Law and Regulation on Monday, October 3rd. This is the first in a speaker series on Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights hosted by George Washington University Law.
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