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Merrill Brown On and

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Merrill Brown On and Life: “I want every category of content to have both free and subscription versions so that, yes, there’s free video and also higher end subscription video, so that yes, there are going to be free newspapers and free Web sites and others for which one pays. I don’t see anytime soon any change in that mix. We’ll figure out subscription models for discrete categories that make sense but the mass-media free distribution system for lots of great content will not change anytime soon. I think the mix is great. High-end services you pay a fee for make a ton of sense; vanilla services that are delivered free make a lot of sense under the advertising model.”