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Old 01-03-2005, 05:00 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default Flat Fee the Future of Entertainment DRM?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/28/fisher_promises_to_keep/

"2004 was the year that discussions of alternative licensing models for digital music finally reached the mainstream. At the start of the year we interviewed two of the leading proponents, Professor William "Terry" Fisher of Harvard's Berkman Center think tank, and Jim Griffin; in September - thanks to Factory Records' Tony Wilson - your reporter took these ideas to the biggest music convention in the UK; and Fisher's long-anticipated book Promises To Keep, which discusses several of the alternatives in detail, appeared in the fall. So it's fitting to close the year with Fisher's views on the state of the landscape."

An interesting article from The Register, and an even more interesting idea from Fisher. Give it a read and tell me what you think - is a royalty-based, flat-fee structure the right way to go? Or is per-track pricing something you're more comfortable with?
 
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