(helping creators get paid)
We know how successful digital subscriptions are – at time of writing, Netflix has 209 million subscribers; Spotify 165 million; Disney+ has 116 million; even Mubi has 10 million. Web Monetization offers a different model for online subscriptions that’s not tied to a single website. If the current subscription giants are like Holywood Studios or the Big Three music majors; Web Monetization (WM) is more like indie film and music; and it could support a diverse, global ecosystem of creators.
Monetizing Open Video Assets or mova, is a project to support filmmakers, archives and video distributors in benefiting from the new technology and revenue source of Web Monetization (WM). We hope to add to the growing WM ecosystem two developments:
Cascade, a payout system for more complex and precise revenue sharing of WM income;
MOVA, a distributed registry of rights and payment data connected to video files using another new technology, the International Standard Content Code (ISCC) and Holochain.
The ISCC is an open framework to deliver a reliable ‘soft fingerprint’ or universal identifier from any media. Our mova desktop app (for Mac, Linux and hopefully Windows) will generate an ISCC from a video, and then associate it with a payment pointer or Interledger wallet address and other metadata, then register this on a shared public ledger, using the Holochain system.
Is behind the Grant for the Web Project Hyperaudio for Conferences and has worked with media companies such as Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, Danish Radio. He was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow in 2012, and subsequently won a grant from the Knight Foundation to co-found Hyperaud.io and later went on to co-found Trint Ltd.
Titusz Pan is an entrepreneur and open-source developer. He is the inventor and architect of the International Standard Content Code. As co-founder and CEO of Craft AG, he has been developing media technology projects and incubations since the year 2000.
Is a film finance and media lawyer, as well as an award-winning filmmaker.
Is co-founder of Sprillow – a Canadian design and development studio for distributed systems software applications. He has over 10 years experience developing, maintaining and supporting Open Source projects including metamaps.cc, Hylo, secure scuttlebutt, the Rapid Sensemaking Framework, Holochain, and a leading Holochain application “Acorn”.
Co-founder of Sprillow and a transdisciplinary designer. Her Masters thesis, “What do we mean when we say content moderation: Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Creative Workers” explored ramifications of content moderation online, and won best symposium of the year by NOW magazine in 2019.
A former BBC systems engineer and founder of MJW Consulting, a leading CiviCRM partner. He’s developer and maintainer of Stripe Payment Processor, used on nearly 20% of CiviCRM sites worldwide.
Co-founded Netribution in 1999, wrote Digital Asset Management for Informa and co-wrote the Film Finance Handbook. Is also a front-end designer active in the CiviCRM community, and designed and built & maintains a cross-CMS theme for it.
Web Monetization is a subscription system for the worldwide web. It’s not tied to any one company or system, although at the moment there’s just one provider, Coil.
The non-profit open source Contact Relationship Manager for non-profits, NGOs, arts orgs and the civic sector – used by over 11,000 organisations from the Royal Television Society to Wikipedia.
ISCC is an open source algorythm which generate an ID from a media file. Unlike ISBN, DOI or other media identifiers – it is always generatable from the file, furthermore, it is still resolvable after chaning the file format, file name, size, colour or resolution.