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David Bollier

Stories by David Bollier
Will the Internet Survive as a Commons?

Will the Internet Survive as a Commons?

April 9, 2010
Cable broadband & telcos win court ruling that lets them control network traffic as they wish.
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

April 5, 2010
Apple’s iPad makes itself the new gatekeeper over our freedom to create and share
Should Genes be Patentable?

Should Genes be Patentable?

April 1, 2010
A federal court breaks with apparent precedent and strikes down gene patents for breast cancer.
A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

March 25, 2010
Rebecca Solnit explores the spontaneous commons that arise in the midst of disaster.
The International Amateur Scanning League

The International Amateur Scanning League

March 18, 2010
Volunteers digitize thousands of government films and videos and put them online.
Senators from AT&T, Exxon and OPEC?

Senators from AT&T, Exxon and OPEC?

March 17, 2010
If corporations are people, as the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled, why not let corporations run for office?
Property Outlaws

Property Outlaws

March 12, 2010
New book explores the constructive role of civil disobedience in improving property law.
Our Psychic Connections to Nature

Our Psychic Connections to Nature

March 1, 2010
Now there is a name for the emotional distress caused by ecological destruction.
Why Not State Banks?

Why Not State Banks?

February 26, 2010
North Dakota shows how a public bank can save taxpayers money, expand access to credit and stabilize the economy.
Can That Data Be Shared?

Can That Data Be Shared?

February 23, 2010
The Panton Principles seeks to promote "open data" commons in science.
What is the Earth Worth?

What is the Earth Worth?

February 19, 2010
New UN-sponsored study estimates the "externalities" of 3,000 corporations at $2.2 trillion.
British Beer-Drinkers Learn to “Buy Local”

British Beer-Drinkers Learn to “Buy Local”

February 16, 2010
Pub customers are converting their favorite watering holes into local coops.