[unrev-II] Paying for Web Content

From: Jack Park (jackpark@verticalnet.com)
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 08:21:12 PST

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    http://interocity.com/jukebox/ <http://interocity.com/jukebox/>
    "One of the most compelling visions of the future of the Internet is that of
    the "Heavenly Jukebox," an electronic library containing every creative work
    ever published. Music, films, books, photos - anything that can be converted
    to a bitstream could be available to everyone, at any time, from anywhere.
    But that Utopian promise has given way to cold economic reality: until
    copyright holders can get paid for the use of their content, they will not
    willingly allow their material to be freely distributed. And nobody seems to
    be able to figure out how they can get paid."
    "It is reasonable to conclude that the publishers' attempt to retain control
    over distribution of content runs a very high risk of failure. ..."
    and as discussed at slashdot

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