Discussion paper

Freedom and diversity ? a defence of the intellectual commons

27 Apr 2007
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Use rights over cultural and scientific information are of fundamental political importance to citizens everywhere. These use rights will be deeply affected by the kinds of intellectual property rights we allow to develop over information. The article argues for positive intellectual commons as a means of increasing freedom and diversity in information societies. Self-organized, positive intellectual commons will become more prevalent as citizens conclude that governments, because they have been corrupted by the wealth of big business, will not deliver the institutions of knowledge that citizens want.

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2007
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