[FoRK] audio news
Stephen D. Williams
Thu Jul 14 05:42:19 PDT 2005
I agree with the feature list. I've thought in the past that this ought
to be doable for a lot of content. The old idea of mob rating of
published works (conceived of as published stories, books, and articles;
demonstrated somewhat by Slashdot and Amazon review ratings) could be
applied to public production of podcasted readings of all kinds of
information. You need a proper royalty model of course for the original
copyright owners and some kind of ratings-based ranking of readings and
remuneration of the reader based on popularity / transactions.
Certainly all of the people driving too much commuting could make use of
this kind of service, not to mention the sight impaired.
Done well, I think it is worth more than $1/mo. Still, you should go
for volume, not high fees. For paid copyrighted works, a key aspect is
not charging people twice. If they already subscribe to the New York
Times, they should not pay a second royalty for an audio version of it
(although the nominal reader fee/royalty would be expected).
Elias Sinderson wrote:
> Sat N wrote:
>> Quick informal survey:
>> 1. would you pay for a podcast of new york times read by a human (
>> not computer generated) that you can subscribe to and can be
>> downloaded automatically to you iPod/mp3 player every morning.
> Depends entirely on whether or not I could filter my stream according
> to my interests, whether the stories were individually indexed so I
> could fast forward to the next one if I wasn't interested, etc.
>> 2. If so, how much would you pay per month?
> $1, max.
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