BitTorrent Marketplace, open 24 Hours

James Enck reminds me that our old friend Gary Lerhaupt of Prodigem has set-up a new torrent marketplace which allows independent publishers to set prices for their work, and which may now be licensed under a newly-added copyright mechanism. Smart Mobs adds that marketplace’s “success will depend on achieving a critical mass of culture creators and paying culture consumers — but if that happens, Lerhaupt might well have come up with a viable answer to the DRM wars. Peer-to-peer distribution isn’t a crime — stealing is a crime. “Enck and I agree – this distribution model has legs and major Internet portal types are going to quickly copy it.

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