Thu, 07 Aug 2003 19:09:40 GMT

The Public Goods Problem. During a course on IP rights at SIGGRAPH, Bob Ellis (the org's public policy program chair) commented on how many people perceive music (or more specifically MP3s) as a “public good”. That is, once a musician creates a piece of… [Reality Panic]

Well, what the IGDA has, like DIGRA, and AoIR, and others is a free rider problem. The problem is when the cost of goods provided is considered relative to everything else, instead of comparative goods, people choose to only take what is given, a variation of free-riderism, instead of paying for the extended service. How do you get them to pay? good question…. I know i can't afford all the groups i should belong to.

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