Perhaps no other entity than BitTorrent is as responsible for creating the misbegotten attitude that all creative content should be free. The company makes peer-to-peer streaming software that it KNOWS its users employ largely to download pirated copyrighted content. But now it wants to create original content, and it wants its users to pay for it. Up front. Uh huh. And because outcomes on the interwebs are counterintuitive, paradox-ridden and frequently fly in the face of what is right and just, I am predicting they will succeed.
And because I am the worst prognosticator in the world, I hope I have just doomed them to fail.
NYT: BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding (note: article may be paywalled—ha!)