Charlotte Hess, Elinor Ostrom, "Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice"
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262083574 | edition 2006 | PDF | 383 pages | 2,94 MB
Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation. Looking at knowledge as a commons–as a shared resource–allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era–how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it.