Why Micropayments Won’t Work

Among the most cogent arguments against micropayments, drawing on comparisons from other disciplines. Micropayments will work “for services with a fixed value, such as a service that makes prints from your digital camera, or records a phone conversation to send it to you in an email, or provides mobile Internet access and prioritized packet delivery. They won’t work for intellectual property, which always has a variable and unpredictable worth.”

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