Re: Gotta be honest here...
Plenty of free platforms out there if you really have to get your content to the masses.
I'm just saying it can be done without forced payment or ad-robbery. I suppose the modern equivalent would be crowd-sourcing, or a donation button.
If I could get a bunch of evil file sharers to chip-in for access to a free p2p network, then there's no need for any dying. :)