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14 COMMENTS

  1. Okay first of all it will be good for the Admin/Owner of the Lawctopus to place before the law students how Rs. 99/- [a major sum if there are more no. of students going to pay 99rs.]is going to help Lawctopus now after its successful run for 3 years. If this position is justified I don’t think there will be any more commenting on not to give as this portal has helped a number of students with useful information. 🙂

  2. The content is definitely useful, and I, for one, won’t mind paying Rs. 100.
    However, I think you should provide some extra benefit to those who do decide to pay. I mean, in an ideal world, people should be willing to pay 100 bucks considering all the useful info that they get from Lawctopus, but we don’t live in an ideal world.

    • Hi Rahul,

      We don’t want to restrict access. Those who want to pay, can pay.

      Or maybe we can have an exclusive monthly newsletter with original, useful content for the subscribers [99 Rs./month]

  3. I don’t think the content on Lawctopus is at par with some of the other websites which have restricted access to certain articles. If you improve/add better content then maybe a few people might pay. Given the current quality and frequency of articles, I would not be willing to pay.

    Voluntary payment seems like a weird idea. I don’t know how that would work.

    Law students do pay Rs 99 for coffee. But then, there you get good coffee in return 😛

    On a more serious note, I think Lawctopus needs to improve the quality of articles to quite an extent to be able to make people pay to read them.

    • We’ve never tried for content which is high in ‘creative’ or ‘literary’ merit Apoorv.

      Our criteria is ‘usefulness’. If the content is helpful to law students, it goes up.

  4. 100% pro paying for good content.

    Kshitiz, misplaced freeloader mentality is why mainstream print media is in pathetic shape today. It’s why an entire page of every major paper is dedicated to who threw up over whose make up after quaffing whose free hooch.
    Profit models are the only way to keep a great thing going. And you may kiss transparency and credibility goodbye if sites like this one had to be financed by folks with different stakes.

    Ok, You don’t earn. How do you pay for law school?
    Take all the reasons you just thought up (because you thought of “why” not “how”:)) and explain how most of them don’t apply to Lawctopus today.

    @admin:
    What does “voluntarily” imply here?
    Would those who don’t pay have restricted access? Would those who do enjoy privileges?

  5. Don’t know about others, but if some one who get to know about the events and later on win it or use this forum to promote their events which turns out to be successful should contribute a little from what they have earned ‘as a reward’.

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