The Brinternet: A Conversation with Futurist and SF Author David Brin and Profs. Jane Bambauer, Mark Lemley, and Eugene Volokh

September 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register for the webinar here: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_amOQv86bSb6lw9yZwqdKqg


Is the dominant ad-supported business model for Internet news and opinion unsustainable?  In a pair of short essays published on Evonomics, David Brin say yes -- but alternatives, including subscriptions and paywalls, are unrealistic for most apps and content producers, too.  Can micropayments (in the 1 to 5 cent range) solve this problem?  Brin, Bambauer, Lemley, and Volokh will begin the conversation this Friday, September 18, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm Pacific.


Background reading: 

Advertising Cannot Maintain the Internet. Here's the "Secret Sauce" Solution. 
Beyond Advertising: Will Micropayments Sustain the New Internet?


This webinar is co-sponsored by PULSE and TechLaw at the University of Arizona.