Can payment and piracy co-exist?

This week BitTorrent the ‘not only used by pirates, honestly’ software platform BitTorrent introduced a potentially revolutionary payment system. The idea is as such: give a 90% cut of all sales to the content makers/providers, all around a model that features a flexible model: you can take some content for free, get some behind a paywall.

This is an exciting alternative, and coming onto a platform that already is nestled into the hard drive of millions of media consumers (if not purchasers).

There is going to be a slow rollout of artists and features, and I think access is currently

limited, but, I expect that this will be another face of the ‘new distribution’ world we live in.

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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