September 19, 2001
Reassessing the value of digital content
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "Despite the dot-com shakeout, businesses new and old are still rushing to put content on the Internet -- movies, music, books, artwork, you name it. And there are hundreds of schemes floating around to extract payment for this content: micropayments, escrow accounts, debit cards, direct account withdrawals, credit cards and many others. But something has happened that the media companies especially have been dreading for years -- the content is losing its value even as the cost to produce the content is going up."