Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Don't Do The Corporate Media's Work For Free

Use your finger to send them the right message

"Your cellphone, your wallet, your time, your ideas
No barcode, no party, no iodine, no beers
your bankcard, your license, your thoughts, your fears
no simcard, no disco, no photo, not here
your blood, your sweat, your passions, your regrets
your office, your timeoff, your fashions, your sex
your tits, your pass, your face, your ass."

'We Want Your Soul' Adam Freeland [2003]

They have enough resources to get off their bums to go and get footage and photos of fires, natural disasters, nature shots, celebrities misbehaving etc... They should PAY for freelance work, that's what freelance is all about. After all, they're the ones who constantly tell you about the joys of the free market, they just never mention that your "free" work is what they profitably "market."

If you have the the technology, inclination, desire and ability to do this, you obviously have the capacity to set up your own blog or website. Make sure you clearly retain "copyright" over all material and sue them if they use it without payment.

In addition, don't participate in their on-line forums or comment on their stories. It only helps them own the public discussion of every issue. That is certainly not how a democracy works and Rupert of all people knows that.

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