Samizdata - 8:31 pm on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
if someone has a monopoly of some kind for a certain dataset
Which option would that someone find more sensible:
a) Encourage people to link to their site - where the valuable data can be sold.
b) Send emails to people who freely recommend the site saying:
"Give us money or we will damage your business".
Several posts in this thread appear to be advocating the second option.
I accept that they may be misguided rather than malicious.
Otherwise this thread would not be funny at all.