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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.

Is Fair Use Regaining Its Mojo?
August 10, 2008

Is Fair Use Regaining Its Mojo?

“Girl Talk” Courageously Samples Music Without Asking Permission
Free Culture Commoners Converge on Sapporo
August 2, 2008

Free Culture Commoners Converge on Sapporo

A look at a few of the homegrown visionaries building the sharing economy.
Product Placement Runs Amok
July 17, 2008

Product Placement Runs Amok

Programming is becoming one big, undisclosed commercial, prompting new calls for limits and disclosure.
July 16, 2008

Natalie Pang