A problem that I’m increasingly hearing bloggers voice is that they are finding other blogs (or splogs) blatantly ripping off their content in ways that violate their copyright (scraping, no attribution, republishing feeds and putting ads on them etc).
They allow bloggers to set up a copyright licence that outlines the permissions that you’re willing to give other publishers and then allows you to set up a licence and charge other publishers for the privledge of republishing your content.
Basically they are automating the conversation between the copyright holder and commercial purchaser of content.
Lisensa takes 10% of any earnings generated and there is no other fees for bloggers to pay.
It’s an interesting concept although I’m wondering how many people looking for content will actually have the honesty to use it. The thing I like about BlogBurst over this model is that they are actively seeking opportunities for republishing. Lisensa may do this down the track also but don’t really indicate that they will to this point.
found via TechCrunch