Why the post copyright world?
Networks of computers and people storing digital copies of creative production;
Oligopoly Corporates determined to get revenue by sqeezing artists and
forcing customers into corporate-controlled distribution systems; distributed
loose group of geeks scratching their iches by building these networks.
Examples Building the future
King - Releasing installments of his latest book online - for $1
per chapter. So far over 75% of people have paid.
Symonx groks it He tells the story of Prince making 5 times more money from releasing under the Street Performer Protocol.
And some have paid more.
Open Source Markets - Commissioned Free Software
SourceXchange | CoSource
Papers / Analysis
Information wants to be free is meaningless hype outside its paradoxical
In 1984 the writer Stewart Brand observed that "Information wants
to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants
to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine
-- too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably
valuable to the recipient." The result, he said, is a tension that
"will not go away."
The Political Economy of Post-copyright
The Coming War on the Internet
VP on Stopping Napster  |  Seagram
Getting Paid in a Post-Copyright World
- Sharing | Zeropaid
Napster herald's new
business model | The
Future of Music Manifesto
FairTunes.com | The
Street Performer Protocol | Tipping
Maintaining an artistic moral right
Open Publication License