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Comment: We need micropayments (Score 1) 364 364

by hqm (#15440686) Attached to: Two-Tier Internet & The End of Freedom of Speech
A popular web site should not have to pay the bandwidth charges, the costs should be borne by the people who are using the service. There just doesn't happen to be any convenient and low overhead way to do that right now. But that is how things should be structured.

For some reason, none of the micropayment schemes have ever caught on. But they will some day, and then popular web sites can pay the bandwidth charges from that.

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it." -- Henry Allen