rogerd - 6:25 pm on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Key_Master, I agree that heavy-handed corporate sponsorship is not a solution. But what if a GE (who sponsored the Domino book) opted to create a free business library and do a hands-off sponsorship of 100 books a year in return for some ads?
I think that the relevance to piracy is that the more prices approach zero, the incentive to pirate content goes away. Of course, the creators of the IP have to figure out how to make a living in that environment, whether it's a sponsorship payment that would be equivalent to traditional royalties, or making 25 cents each on a million copies vs. $2 on a much smaller number.