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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.

Video Game Pits Commoners vs. Enclosure
September 26, 2008

Video Game Pits Commoners vs. Enclosure

Molleindustria introduces “The Free Culture Game”
Publishers Take Aim at Open Access
September 17, 2008

Publishers Take Aim at Open Access

Conyers, Berman join publishing industry in trying to lock up taxpayer-funded medical research
Can the Law be Copyrighted?
September 11, 2008

Can the Law be Copyrighted?

Carl Malamud liberates 33,000 pages of California regulations for public use.
New Open Dictionary For Kids
September 3, 2008

New Open Dictionary For Kids

Textbook publishers move over--the children are writing their own dictionary for the public domain.
About Those Ridiculous Textbook Prices....
September 2, 2008

About Those Ridiculous Textbook Prices....

The burgeoning Open Educational Resources movement tackles textbooks and much else.
August 30, 2008

Daniel Erlacher

Fair Use Gets Its Groove Back
August 25, 2008

Fair Use Gets Its Groove Back

A cause for celebration: the “dancing baby” case may proceed!
When Rogue Robots Fall in Love
August 21, 2008

When Rogue Robots Fall in Love

WALL•E and Eve's Nightmare in Modern Consumer Culture
Commoners as an Emerging Political Force
August 17, 2008

Commoners as an Emerging Political Force

Online commons are producing new models of citizenship -- and a growing "third sector" of production and governance.