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Get paid to share?

Written by Jari Ketola @ 09 Mar 2001 14:51

Yes, that's right. A company called 3ECS is actually paying you to share your files on their service. For each file that is downloaded from you they pay you $0.02. The catch is that each download costs $0.05, so the company profits $0.03 for every single transfer made on the system.
Sounds to me like 3ECS might be on to something here, but this kind of a sharing scheme is bound to attract RIAA, MPAA and other intellectual property organizations sooner or later. And since the company clearly aims to profit on the sharing, I'd bet it's pretty darn soon.

Anyways, check out their site at www.3ECS.com where you can pre-register for the service. There's no indication when the service will actually be launched, but we'll keep an eye on it.

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