Free Speech – Freedom of speech
On Maecen.com there will be no filtering or censorship, as long as the content lives up to Danish legislations, which is one of the most open of its kind when it comes to freedom of speech. Also, by paying directly to the ones who write the content, it’s possible to avoid the kind of censorship or filtering that is common occurrence in the media. In such case for example, the content could be filtered to either fit into a certain editorial frame, or to please sponsors, advertisers or other economic interests. By funnelling money directly to the creator – be it a journalist or a band, you can be certain that those you support will continue to enjoy the freedom to express themselves however they want too.
Free Flow is the principle to reduce the amount of joints between distributor and buyer. Examples could be middlemen or instances which exercise a form of filtering or censorship. When you support a Maecenate your payment will go directly to the person who created the Maecenate. The Maecen.com project claims a fixed payment per Maecen, per month. As of now, that amount is 1 kroner (0.13€) but as the number of people who use Maecen increases, the lower this amount in turn can become, as the goal of Maecen.com is to exactly pay out as much as possible to the creators of its content.