The recent non-vote on new anti-piracy legislation has touched a nerve helped in large part by some of the most visible sites on the internet flexing their muscle. The RIAA was given space in the New York Times to express their views and that piece has generated hundreds of responses, including one of our own.
The general tone of the comments reflects the shifting sentiments regarding how creative works are distributed and consumed, and who should pay.
Mechanisms like Bitmenu are designed to exchange payment for content delivery to any device via any service. We think creative artists and rights-holders will make their money embracing creative packaging for their fans. Many casual fans might share a piece of the package but a healthy audience will seek out and pay for the authentic product in all its richness.