Flattr: a "long tail" business model to pay for downloaded content?

A long-tail micro-payment system invented by the co-founder of The Pirate Bay to  pay authors and artists for their downloadable files: That sounds both very smart and slightly ironic, doesn’t it?
I don’t know if this is THE next business model to make downloaded content profitable but it’s definitely a step into a new paradigm. As far as I’m concerned, I’m almost sure I’m going to use it: making it easy to pay for what you like can’t be a bad idea.

Flattr.com – How Flattr Works from Flattr on Vimeo.

Via Mathieu Favez & Numerama

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