Thanks, Dino, for pointing out a new player in the “digital media marketplace. “9thXchange” is handling the “complex infrastructure needed to sell and manage digital files of all types including documents, games, music, movies and “yet to be created” digital media files.” As evidenced by the start-up’s online video contest, it seems especially interested in vintage footage. Winner gets $1,000 and four runners-up get $250. Here’s what its after:
We are searching for historic and/or memorable digital video such as WWII, classic sports (pre-1960) politcal rallies (pre-1980), news events (pre-1970), famous places, air shows, famous people giving commencement speeches, pro-athletes before they were famous…
I suppose the most interesting thing about this site is what helped spawn it’s creation. Says the “about us” of 9thX: “Inspired by Napster, Apple’s iTunes and even Spiderman 2, predictions of brisk growth in the online digital file market are not uncommon.”
They do have some interesting footage. Here’s someone selling $1.00 copies of a baseball game reportedly filmed by Thomas Edison in 1909 in Newark, NJ.
Edison died obscure, of course, but he may make a come-back as a viral video star.