Saturday, January 28, 2012

We need a model.

We need a new model.

Treating intangibles as a service makes far more sense then placing the intangible on something tangible. With a bar code, or now days RF id. Then try to charge for it as if it were a bar of soap or a bag of pretzels. That worked well for a while, maybe 80 years. Right up until people started to gain tools work with intangibles. 
So they thought they could fix it with laws, technical hacks, lawyers and finally police.

The Internet's created much apprehension for those that control the purveyance of intangibles.
It's up to us to re-invent, re-educate and forge new solutions or there only be further escalations.

I was thinking of compensation right and credits right instead of copyright. Some standards as to what the rules are for that content are that can be placed in to simple machine parse-able form of metadata.

As much as I love FOSS and P2P, You need to be able pay if you want talented people. We weren't all born rich, or willing to live in abject poverty to hack code. Been there done that, not fun after a while.
Does anyone have any ideas or opinions?


Update: I came across an interested post.  It's similar to something I was already working on.
http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/2012/01/a-proposal-for-legislation-to-proactively-combat-piracy-while-encouraging-an-open-and-innovative-internet/

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