Archive for March, 2009

Stephen Mayne's non-compete clause with Crikey has expired

Interesting. I got an email from the Mayne Report overnight which revealed that Stephen Mayne’s 4 year (!) non-compete clause with Crikey has expired (he founded Crikey and  sold the biz to Private Media for $1M some time ago).

Stephen has continued to contribute news stories to Crikey since the sale, but I’m not sure if that arrangement will stay in place or not. The expiring of the non-compete clause means  he’s free to increase his subscriber base from a cap of 500 people, and he can start covering politics and media for his own project. Here’s what he said about it in the email:

The 4-year non-compete agreement with Crikey expired on Monday so we’re now able to write about politics and media, plus send emails to more than 500 people at a time and freelance material anywhere we like. However, the focus will still very much remain on delivering a strong weekly corporate governance newsletter and this latest edition has plenty of juicy material.

The Mayne Report, for those who don’t know, is where Stephen does business reporting, with a large focus  shareholder activism. It includes a fair amount of video reporting too.

Will be interesting to see what he does with the politics/media stuff now he’s off the leash from Crikey. 🙂

(I also notice that he’s selling subs to The Mayne Report for $55 until June 30, in case you’re interested. Thought it was worth a plug.) 🙂

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