Friday, August 1, 2008

Tearing down barriers to entry

The Internet is allowing amateur photographers to compete with professional graphic designers:
So-called microstock Web sites offer to sell photos submitted by users for as little as $1 an image. Other sites let buyers post open calls for designs and pay for only the submission they like best, a practice that riles graphic designers who say it amounts to working for free.
Watch for the professionals to ask government to regulate the industry to prevent "ruinous competition" and to "protect" customers from low quality work.

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