The Value of Content

from the free-until-we-build-barriers? dept

A very interesting column from Leonardo Chiariglione, who founded the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG – the folks who create the MPEG-1 standard – from which MP3s come) and now heads up the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). He makes a lot of arguments as to why we should pay for every bit of content that we access. He makes it sound as if this is obvious, but he ignores basic economics. Creating artificial barriers to copying content is a waste, and will only cause more problems than it solves.

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