Five cents per song?

The Globe and Mail: Would you pay 5 cents for a song?

"The assumption is that if songs cost only 5 cents, people would download exponentially more music. Daniel Levitin, a McGill professor also associated with the project, said that a simple computer program, such as those already in use on Internet retail sites, could track people's purchases and help them to dig through what would become a massive repository of music on the Web."

People who want things for free will always find a way to route around that, but yes many many many more people would go along with a legal 5 cent option.

Written on March 9, 2005