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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.

December 31, 2010

Recipe File for Political Optimism

OTC's new book catalogs commons-based solutions
December 16, 2010

Online Community Inspiring Eco-Friendly Creativity

Turning Old Things Into New Things
All That We Share book cover
December 6, 2010

All That We Share - A Field Guide to the Commons

How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities, and Everything Else That Belongs to All of Us
November 16, 2010

The College Tuition Crisis

New ideas about how to make higher education affordable for all
September 16, 2010

Liberate the Music!

Musopen is ingeniously freeing classical music from the chains of copyrighted recordings.
September 13, 2010

Why Software = Politics

Enclosures of the software commons and the Internet invite abuses of power.
August 23, 2010

The Founders as Mashup Mavens

In Common As Air, Lewis Hyde reveals how knowledge and culture are a shared legacy.
July 28, 2010

Wikileaks, the War and Accountability

Leaked documents from the Afghanistan war confirm some hard, dismal truths.
July 21, 2010

Expanding the Circle?

Can digital commoners become more cooperative and federated with each other?
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June 30, 2010

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Embracing the Future as a Commons