February 12th, 2010, 17:43 PM
Pirate boss to make the web pay
One of the founders of the Pirate Bay is kicking off a venture that aims to help websites generate cash.
Called Flattr, the micropayments system revolves around members paying a fixed monthly fee.
At the end of each month that cash will be divided among participating sites a Flattr member wants to reward.
Members might want to reward a band that made a track they liked, the author of a story they enjoyed or a site that gave useful advice.
Participating sites will sport a Flattr button in the same way that many have clickable icons that let visitors send information to friends or refer something they find interesting to sites such as Digg and Redditt.
"The money you pay each month will be spread evenly among the buttons you click in a month," said Mr Sunde.
Full story: BBC News