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Making Money Selling Content that Others Are Giving Away

Karp, Alan H.


Keyword(s): copyright law; digital content; digital rights management

Abstract: This note discusses the problem of making money by selling content in the form of bits. Many people refer to this issue as one of digital rights management, controlling the use, copying , and distribution of the bits. This note makes the case that the issue should be cast as one of making money by adding value and having barriers to entry.

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