Three months ago I wrote a column celebrating independent content creators finally receiving their due as Covid-19 had sent us all scrambling for indoor entertainment options, and it seemed that the cottage content industry was booming (“Rethinking the paid content model in the era of OnlyFans (”, May 18). New digital content models were opening up direct channels between audiences and creators of podcasts, vlogs and more.

Sod’s Law, I spoke too soon, because the big news in the digital creators’ space this week is OnlyFans and its about-turn on the matter of X-rated content...

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