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Fifteen years ago, long before the Internet blossomed, then, like a morning glory, threaded its way into nearly every aspect of life, technology investor and pundit Esther Dyson predicted, "Creators will have to fight to attract attention and get paid."

Copyrights be damned because creators "will operate in an increasingly competitive marketplace where much of the intellectual property is distributed free and suppliers explode in number. . . . The problem for owners of content is that they will be competing with free or almost-free content."

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The thing of it is, is to

The thing of it is, is to get the money up front. Perhaps the concept of an "advance" should become the concept of "payment".

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That might do it! Who knows

That might do it!

Who knows how this deal was worked out. I hope the author got something more than the publicity.