[AktiviX-discuss] Wealth of Networks...
dan at aktivix.org
Wed May 31 13:41:52 UTC 2006
Good blog entry on a new book at Crooked Timber: loads of very
interesting comments follow.
"Thus, at the very moment when the digital revolution holds out the
promise of genuine democratic participation, businesses driven by the
twin needs to maximize profits and protect themselves from competition
have tried to assert control over the knowledge economy through
expanding intellectual property rights and securing legal protection for
proprietary architectures, undermining the Internet's democratic
promise. This collision of interests is not accidental: Industrial,
closed and proprietary models of information production and democratic,
open, and commons-based models are made possible by the same technology;
the struggle between these two models of information production is the
social contradiction of the digital age."
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