Project

Economic Models for Cooperative Media Distribution

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Cooperative media distribution provides a solution to the scalability and efficiency problem of real-time media distribution and information dissemination in general. The flip-side of this is that collaborative media distribution is a destabilizing issue for entities that rely on a centralized architecture for revenue. In order to reconcile the economic realities of media distribution with the technical necessity of network scalability, a suitable economic model is required. We are developing licensing and payment schemes to enable and encourage cooperative distribution, while providing viable revenue schemes for intellectual property holders.

Cooperative media distribution provides a solution to the scalability and efficiency problem of real-time media distribution and information dissemination in general. The flip-side of this is that collaborative media distribution is a destabilizing issue for entities that rely on a centralized architecture for revenue. In order to reconcile the economic realities of media distribution with the technical necessity of network scalability, a suitable economic model is required. We are developing licensing and payment schemes to enable and encourage cooperative distribution, while providing viable revenue schemes for intellectual property holders.