The Street Performer Protocol
from the welcome-to-the-new-economy dept
Jon Acheson writes “I first saw this on SlashDot. The Street Performer Protocol is a new payment scheme to allow us to cope with “the imminent death of copyright.” In this scheme, people voluntarily pay money into a savings account which pays off to the artist when the work is released into the public domain.” While I generally hesitate to repost Slashdot material if I can help it (making the assumption that a good number of folks who read us also read Slashdot), this one is especially interesting, and worth linking to. It’s an interesting read. I can think of a huge number of reasons why it would never work though. I just checked out the article on Slashdot, and for once, I’d say that the commentary there is worth the read.