The debate about paywalls and whether to charge for online journalism took an interesting turn this week when John Fairfax was accused of not charging for newspapers.

Actually we all know newspaper publishers give away lots of copies: we pick them up all the time. It’s just that The Age is now being investigated by the Audit Bureau of Circulations for allegedly giving away rather a lot --  40,000 copies a day to schools, or nearly 25% of circulation.