Paywalls and why Tomorrow will not use them

The Toronto Star has announced it will be the latest to go behind a paywall in 2013, while the New York Times and others have lifted their paywalls during Hurricane Sandy to get information to readers.

This simply proves that information, particularly in an era of campaigning for open information from government and others, is not a tap that you turn off and on to suit you.

Tomorrow has a “duty to openness” (principle 6), so we can never justify going behind a paywall. We expect everyone from governments to businesses to individuals to be open with us, so we will be open to our readers.

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