34. Paying for Online Viewing of Published Materials

All magazines, books, newspapers, encyclopedias, and potentially every other commercial publication should be placed on the Internet so that people are not required to physically go and buy a copy of that publication in order to read it. Instead, readers/viewers could be charged a fee for the amount of time they spend reading such materials online. The billing methods should be similar to telephone billing methods where a charge is placed for every viewing based on the rate per unit of time and the length of time spent viewing. Or time could be purchased in blocks of hours or perhaps days. Printing pages being viewed could be made impossible through the use of appropriate software, unless the user purchased that privilege.


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