Let’s say that you live in Australia, You want to see Game of Thrones, but the only company offering it is Foxtel, which is a subscription cable company… which is too expensive for you. You don’t want the extras, you just want to see Game of Thrones.
So you download a pirate copy from the internet.
Or let’s say that you’ve found a stash of songs which aren’t available on mainstream sites, you love them and they’re in the highest quality possible, but again you’re not paying for them.
But you would like to.
Why isn’t there some sort of Universal Tip Jar on the internet, A small icon to the side of whatever platform you’re on, which you could click and donate money to… anyone.
Maybe it’s not about piracy, perhaps you simply like an artist, whether they sing, act, draw or simply make you feel good.
Perhaps they need help with medicine, perhaps they’re just getting by on very little.
A tip jar might be hard to implement and perhaps that’s why it hasn’t been adopted, but I reckon someone like Paypal could get it up and running.
What are your thoughts on this?