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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Friday, January 13, 2012

New MIcropayment System at C4SS

Center for a Stateless Society (c4SS) has switched to a new method of paying contributors. There's a Flattr button at the top of every column. So if you like what you're reading and you have a Flattr account, you can simply click the button and make a one-time payment of any size you like (even just a dollar) to support the writer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replacing PayPal or additionally?

The standard (Shirky) critique says micropayments fail. What motivated this move over other crowdfunding models?

January 13, 2012 6:30 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

It's in addition to PayPal -- I think ongoing subscriptions meet something like 40% of our monthly needs. We started doing Flatter because nothing else seems to be working. That little fundraising widget that showed we'd raised 3% of the goal was pretty discouraging, and probably scared away potential contributors.

January 13, 2012 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Shachar Heller said...

Awesome :-)
I haven't had the opportunity to use flattr so far but I've read about how it works and I think it's fab =]


January 15, 2012 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but haven't seen you posting lately so I wanted to know your thoughts about the recent shutdown of megaupload and Anoynmous's DOW on the FBI and several large media corporations.

January 30, 2012 10:19 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

I do almost all my writing on copyright issues at C4SS. I figured they sprang the MegaUpload shutdown when they did out of sheer petty revenge for the SOPA blackout. It was hilarious that, while they were chortling with glee over an operation that was probably months in the planning, Anon turned on a dime and shut them down in a matter of hours.

January 30, 2012 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I couldn't find a commercial-free clip of this but it does a great job of illustrating the madness of IP. Watch the "TEC" guy beginning at 27:35...


March 06, 2012 12:02 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...


March 06, 2012 8:37 AM  
Blogger Francois Tremblay said...

Micropayments are about cents, not dollars. I'm pretty sure that asking for dollar donations is not micropayments, that's just regular payments.

June 11, 2012 1:09 PM  

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