Paying Your Way in the Internet Age
What’s the dollar value of downloading your favorite band’s new song or reading a game-changing article by an investigative journalist? It used to be you paid for the media you consumed, but now you can get everything for free. Monday, we’re exploring how we pay our way in the Internet age and what it means for the future of media. There are lots of ideas out there for how to finance web content—crowdfunding, paywalls, pay-per-play, pay-what-you-want—but can they really support a vibrant creative and intellectual community?
- David Lowery: founder of the band Camper Van Beethoven, co-founder of the band Cracker, blogger at Trichordist: Artists for Ethical and Sustainable Internet and lecturer in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business
- Bob Garfield, media critic and co-host of On the Media.
- Mike Masnick is the is the founder and CEO of Floor64 and editor of the Techdirt blog.