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Thursday, October 02, 2003
Mercora is a startup that is going to utilize social networks (and maybe collaborative filtering) to distribute DRM-protected music.
The economics of this (if it works) are pretty simple: the extra value you get from having your online buddies turn you on to new stuff is greater than the cost of the hassle that the DRM imposes.
Interesting, to say the least - at least they are creating value. They haven't signed any deals with record labels yet, so don't hold your breath.
The website is SO 1999 - it says 'the revolution begins'!!! Aw, I'm getting all teary-eyed.
-- umair // 5:27 PM //
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The Laws of Social Media: MySpace vs Friendster
The New Economics of Media (500kb ppt)
The Atomizing Hand: The Strategy and Economics of Peer Production (500kb ppt)
the big picture
The New Economics of Music, Pt 1
The New Economics of Music, Pt 2
Accelerating Past the Chasm
New Strategies for Property Rights, Pt 0
New Strategies for Property Rights, Pt 1
New Strategies for Property Rights, Pt 2
Cops and Robbers: Why Bounties Don't Work
Google, Evil, and Competitive Advantage
Who's Wearing the Goggles? The MPAA, Lemons, and the Replication Economy
The Economics of Free
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