Here's a link to a short video of an interview with Bob Berring about the future of free legal resources. West posted it on YouTube and maintains a link to it from their blog here. If you read through the comments at the end of this post, make sure you get all the way to the end. Apparently, there will be another beer summit in D.C. in the near future.
Free resources are here to stay, voluntary or not. It is impossible to disagree with Berring about the value of the editorial features on both West and Lexis but the use of low cost / no cost resources may be the only way to stay alive in the current market. Watch the video for yourself and see what you think.
West has been making some interesting posts lately including one about how cases and headnotes are edited and published. If you are interested in developments in legal research you might be interested in setting up an RSS feed to their blog, Legal Current.