Crowd Sorcery


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Crowd Sorcery

  1. 1. CrowdSorcery®An ecosystem for collaborative innovators and authors
  2. 2. Non-profit Content Creation• National Public Radio (NPR), Public Television• Wikipedia• U.S. Government-Sponsored Research• Standards Bodies of Industry Organizations (SAE,IEEE,etc)
  3. 3. For-profit Content Creation• Gartner and other research and consulting organizations• Trade Publications• Textbook Publishers• Individual and Small Groups of Authors and their Publishers• Ad-sponsored Newspapers, Television, Radio
  4. 4. Wikipedia• Wikipedia provides content at no cost to users while requesting donations, similarly to NPR• Some content achieves high quality, but not always as predictable quality as other systems probably because• Wikipedia depends on unpaid contributors• NPR and most other non-profit models pay their contributors
  5. 5. Crowdsorcery• Implements the microroyalties concept• Royalties are paid based on smaller units of contribution to a collaborative work rather than the entire work as a whole• An improvement upon current wiki technology• Required for industrial use large-scale collaborative e-publishing and design of large systems
  6. 6. Crowdsorcery• Attracts the higher quality contributions and expertise because contributors are remunerated• Compensates small contributions as well as large contributions proportional to the value of the contribution• Free market of ideas
  7. 7. Crowdsorcery• Promotes inclusivity in the design and development of new concepts; highly credentialed experts play on a level playing field with newer upcoming talent to the benefit of both• Allows best ideas to percolate to attention and assigns appropriate credit for the best work
  8. 8. Idea Fair Trade and Fair Use• Provides a mechanism for monetization of ideas in an fair and predictable manner• Each contribution to a document or design artifact is rated for its value• Contributors retain their intellectual property rights, but agree to license them using Crowdsorcery’s model
  9. 9. Idea Fair Trade and Fair Use• Clarity regarding compensation to contributors and their employers reduces their IP-protection concerns• With their IP protected, contributors are able to be both more productive and more collaborative
  10. 10. Monetization• The Crowdsorcery system is funded via advertising, commissioning fees, book sales, and/or subscription fees like other content creation/distribution methods• Best monetization mechanism can be decided by the commissioner in consultation with Crowdsorcery staff
  11. 11. Distribution of License Fees• Income from collaboratively created products are distributed to contributors based on the importance and value of their submission• How to value submissions can be determined by the owner/commissioner of a project
  12. 12. Potential Applications• Training manuals created by numerous expert contributors, eg, FAA Airplane Flying Handbook• Interoperability or compatibility standards• Expert-written online resources• Government projects requiring specialized expertise
  13. 13. Summary• Collaborative online publishing and design system• Compensates contributors based on the quality and importance of their additions, which incentivizes more knowledgeable contributors to participate• Anticipates and counteracts intellectual property issues• Lowers barriers to productive work• Stimulates the economy and creates jobs in jobless economic recoveries