Jill at Eye level Pasadena makes a point about newspapers: “I think that in general, people feel like it makes sense to pay for things they can touch. When we buy books or newspapers or cds, at a gut level, I think we think we’re paying for the paper or the the little disk — not the intellectual property. I’m not trying to make an argument about what people *should* pay for — I’m just saying that I think the problem is that for some reason it just doesn’t feel at a gut level like intellectual property alone — not bound to some physical object — is something to pay for. I think that’s the problem.
Figuring out how to get money in exchange for pure intellectual property — and to have it feel normal and right to the general public — that’s the challenge.”