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Having tackled some big themes, the next couple of selections discuss smaller scale issues. The end of the discussion on the "Attention Economy" argued that the current collapse in content companies giving their information away for nothing was not a demonstration that the theory of the attention economy is wrong. In fact it is compatible with the new pressures that such an economy will bring. But suppose we are content creators and we want to be paid? What are our chances?

An interesting quote: "I believe that, in the practical absence of law, ethics are going to make a major comeback on the Net. In an environment of dense connection, where much of what we do and say is recorded, preserved, and easily discovered, ethical behavior becomes less a matter of self-imposed virtue and more a matter of horizontal social pressure." – ZbigniewLukasiak


See also EricRaymond on IdentityGoods

Review of "Promises to Keep", a book about alternative payment methods for music :

Paid Content

Stop Thief! :

Borders thinks it can sell content :

Makes me realize that the smart thing to do for the private content people, is to make their content available to search engines, through maybe a web-service. For example, suppose your database provided a fricaseed list of all the words on a page (but disordered) The outside world can't get the content, but cab index it.

Getting paid for PodCasting :,1412,68950,00.html

Some musicians are becoming "fine-artists" selling expensive, rare limited edition copies of their music to wealthy collectors. : (See (See als LuxurySector)

See also :