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[FYI] The Street Performer Protocol and Digital Copyrights


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     The Street Performer Protocol and Digital Copyrights

     by John Kelsey and Bruce Schneier

     We introduce the Street Performer Protocol, an 
     electronic-commerce mechanism to facilitate the private
     financing of public works. Using this protocol, people would
     place donations in escrow, to be released to an author in the
     event that the promised work be put in the public domain. This
     protocol has the potential to fund alternative or "marginal"


     Why Copyright Will Be Hard to Enforce in the Future
     Alternative Funding for Copyrighted Works
     The Street Performer Protocol
     Mechanics of the Street Performer Protocol
     Applications: Public Financing of Public-Domain Works


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