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David Bollier

Stories by David Bollier
Hard-Wired to Cooperate

Hard-Wired to Cooperate

December 1, 2009
Humans are naturally inclined to cooperate and create social norms, the foundation for building commons.
Stealth Treaty Seeks Strict Controls Over Internet

Stealth Treaty Seeks Strict Controls Over Internet

November 30, 2009
Never heard of ACTA? That’s exactly what Hollywood and other copyright industries want.
“The Gleaners and I”

“The Gleaners and I”

November 21, 2009
Filmmaker Agnès Varda explores the practice of gleaning in modern-day France.
Global Innovation Commons

Global Innovation Commons

November 18, 2009
A new database of patent-free technologies will make “green innovation" more available to all.
New Era for Commons-based Development in Africa?

New Era for Commons-based Development in Africa?

November 16, 2009
Ostrom’s Nobel validates cooperative strategies for land management.
Barcelona Charter for Free Culture is Released

Barcelona Charter for Free Culture is Released

November 13, 2009
Historic statement by commoners takes the offensive against regressive Internet policies
The Enclosure of Apples

The Enclosure of Apples

November 10, 2009
Modern agriculture has vastly reduced the natural variety of apples.
Free Culture Gets Political

Free Culture Gets Political

November 6, 2009
Digital commoners of diverse stripes get serious about public policy.
The Digital Republic

The Digital Republic

November 2, 2009
From Barcelona, David Bollier outlines the struggle to secure and expand the commons
Celebrating the Academic Commons

Celebrating the Academic Commons

October 21, 2009
Open Access Week educates faculty and students about free access and sharing of research.
Call Off the Wolves, Jack!

Call Off the Wolves, Jack!

October 20, 2009
British outdoors clothing maker tries to privatize paw prints.
Putting People Back into Economics

Putting People Back into Economics

October 13, 2009
Elinor Ostrom’s studies of the commons built a whole new paradigm.