Topic: Gradual Rollout of Web Payment Technologies
Manu agrees since payment technologies can be overwhelming technologically.
Topic: Use Case Review (continued)
Topic: Donor-Centric Donations
A whistleblower leaking documents from inside the government showing evidence of torture practices, in text or pdf. She specifies: anonymity; no content modification; free, but donation requested (user chooses); no commercializing.
Use case is accepted, specifically for the Payment Links portion of the use case.
Topic: Software Distribution
A software engineer with a program for a particular OS, in zip or other compressed format. He specifies: authorship; no content modification; payment per download with constraints/permissions of: demo use is free on one machine for a month; payment thereafter is due for each machine in use with the program; downstream commercializing is possible with constraint of: payment to original author of 25% of net profits from resale or from any other commercializing, specifically including advertising.
General agreement, no objections to rejecting the use case. This use case is rejected.
Topic: Per-page Payments
A carpenter publishes plans with photos and text describing how to build a solar outhouse, in html or pdf. He specifies: authorship; no content modification; payment per download (pdf); payment per page view (HTML); no downstream commercializing.
This use case is rejected since all items are covered in other use cases.
Topic: High-Quality/Low-Quality Image Sales
A visual artist (oils and acrylics) with high- and low-resolution JPEGs of the paintings. She specifies: authorship; no content modification; free access online to low-res images of paintings; payment per download for hi-res images of paintings, calculated by total surface area of the image; downstream commercializing permitted with explicit author agreement.
Agreement that this use case is covered by other previously approved use cases.
Topic: Manufacturing Rights to an Invention
An inventor of a patented simplified mechanical tool with a description in pdf and html text accompanied by embedded jpegs. He specifies: authorship; no content modification; free HTML access to a summary of the tool specification; payment per pdf download of the complete specification including patent document; downstream commercializing allowed with constraints of: no resale of the patent or description itself; manufacturing of the tool for sale in any given country is permitted after explicit agreement with the inventor for that country.
Topic: Subscription-based Games
A digital game programmer with a new multi-player game for online and/or offline use. He specifies: authorship; content modification allowed with constraint of: no commercialization once modified; payment for online use by subscription (monthly, yearly); or single payment for downloaded version; downstream commercializing permitted for unmodified download version only, with constraints of: 30% of gross sales receipts paid to original author, as well as 10% of site advertising revenue (if any) from the downstream page selling the game.
General agreement that we support the subscription-based use case.