The axiom about free lunches got tossed out by the Internet. Web downloads have delivered all manner of no-pay music, news, movies and software. Years of trying to put them behind a cash register have mostly failed.
(AP) -- With their advertising revenue drying up, newspaper publishers spent much of the spring and summer debating whether to cut off free online access to some of the material they run in their shrinking print editions.
New York newspaper Newsday plans to start charging users of its website, a top executive of the company which owns the daily said Thursday.
(AP) -- Hulu, the free online video site where television shows and movies can be watched in their entirety, will start charging fees at some point, one of its owners said.
Long Island's Newsday paper is back in the hands of the Dolan family.
(AP) -- Newsday will start charging some readers $5 per week for access to its Web site beginning next Wednesday, a move many newspapers have been contemplating but few have yet to try for fear of driving readers away.