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Media and Internet

The Internet offers an unparalleled opportunity for generating and expanding the commons in many ways. The mass media, often relying on free use of the airwaves, is a powerful public resource that too often represents the views of a narrow strata of society. Thinking of communications itself as a commons opens up broad new possibilities for sharing of information and insight.

The Pink Ribbon Juggernaut
June 5, 2008

The Pink Ribbon Juggernaut

Book explores how corporate marketers seized control of breast cancer activism
June 4, 2008

Celso Martinho

Are Online Commons a Boon or a Threat to the Market System?
June 3, 2008

Are Online Commons a Boon or a Threat to the Market System?

A simmering debate starts to heat up.
May 21, 2008

Brad Weikel

Troubles at “One Laptop Per Child”
May 21, 2008

Troubles at “One Laptop Per Child”

Ambitious project strikes deal with Microsoft, angers open source community.
May 19, 2008

Dave Sohigian

May 9, 2008

chris desser

Hail to the Flickr Commons!
May 8, 2008

Hail to the Flickr Commons!

The Library of Congress Joins Flickr to Create a New Photo Archive