Innovators and Pirates

Matt Mason on how existing industries where large corporations are in charge. “It’s a problem of complexity,” says Mason. He says that there are extremists at both end of the spectrum, the corporate honchos and pirates, who don’t want to compromise, that are making the current condition difficult. He thinks that collective licenses are one solution. He has written more about the problem, than the solution, but he believes that the solutions to getting paid for content will be nuanced and there’ll be almost as many solutions as content creators.

(Video interview by Sybril Bennett)

Here is an illustration of the process by which pirates transform at market place and eventually become a legitimate part of it.

Market places and Pirates.
Markets & Pirates
Innovator/pirates bring a novel product or service to the market.
Innovator/pirate brings a new product or service into a market place.
One party competes and the market space for that party & the innovator/pirate expands
One party competes and the market space for that party & the innovator/pirate expands
The innovator/pirate settles in as a player in the new larger market.
The innovator/pirate settles in as a player in the new larger market.