Piano Media’s National Paywall: Torch-bearer or Red Herring?

If you haven’t already heard, the country of Slovakia has a national paywall. And it’s defying expectations.Piano Media, headed by Tomas Bella, has created
If you haven't already heard, the country of Slovakia has a national paywall. And it's defying expectations.Piano Media, headed by Tomas Bella, has created a one-access paywall for nine of the country's largest publishers, giving subscribers access to 34 different websites. It's the cable TV-style of payment that I've been evangelizing for a while now.There was much resistance to the paywall -- more so from jaded publishers than paying subscribers. But Piano seems to have…...

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