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Pricing for Content in the Internet Burkhard Stiller1, Kevin Almeroth2, Jrn Altmann3, Lee McKnight4, Maximilian Ott5
 

Summary: Pricing for Content in the Internet
Burkhard Stiller1, Kevin Almeroth2, Jörn Altmann3, Lee McKnight4, Maximilian Ott5
1
Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory TIK, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and
Information Systems Laboratory IIS, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany
2
Department of Computer Science University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
3
Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Cupertino, U.S.A.
4
Edward R. Murrow Center, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, U.S.A. and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Engineering Systems Division, Cambridge, U.S.A
5
Semandex Networks, Inc., Princeton, U.S.A., and WINLAB, Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.
stiller@tik.ee.ethz.ch, almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu, jorn_altmann@hplb.hpl.hp.com, lee.mcknight@tufts.edu, max.ott@semandex.net
ABSTRACT
Pricing content defines a major challenge for tomorrow's Internet, since existing models appear to be unworkable
yielding very poor results. However, the provider of content, commercial ones as well as private persons, show in a
commercialized world of interactive trade the clear need for content charging systems, which in particular are de-
manding for electronic content. Those systems generally are beyond the pure technical scope of a system and they

  

Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences