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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.

Still Spooked by Communism
May 27, 2009

Still Spooked by Communism

Wired magazine can’t talk about sharing and collaboration without invoking Karl Marx and Che Guervara. Oh, grow up.
How Shall We Govern the (Online) Commons?
May 21, 2009

How Shall We Govern the (Online) Commons?

David Bollier's recent talk at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Google's Trojan Horse
April 8, 2009

Google's Trojan Horse

Expanding access to digitized books while building an unprecedented monopoly.
The Facebook Rebellion of 2009
March 2, 2009

The Facebook Rebellion of 2009

The commoners successfully defend their ownership rights, privacy and social norms.
Viral Spiral Spreads to 
C-SPAN
February 24, 2009

Viral Spiral Spreads to C-SPAN

Kevin Kelly on Property Rights
January 29, 2009

Kevin Kelly on Property Rights

The emerging world of "omni-access" is changing the meaning and value of "ownership."
January 23, 2009

Viral Spiral

Now out: my new book about “how the commoners built a digital republic of their own.”
LittleSis and Spot.us
January 23, 2009

LittleSis and Spot.us

Two fascinating experiments in open-source citizenship and journalism
Leveraging People to Circulate News
January 19, 2009

Leveraging People to Circulate News

Al Jazeera releases news video under Creative Commons licenses.
Stealing the Future
January 5, 2009

Stealing the Future

Thomson Reuters sues an open-source competitor, a bibliographic software tool.