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Sharing is IMPORTANT: Views from Deanna Zandt and David Weinberger

In her terrific and inspiring new book, Share This: How You Will Change the World With Social Networking (Berrett-Koehler, 2010), media technologist Deanna Zandt describes and applauds the new information environment of widespread, prolific sharing of information. When we read a new story online, there’s usually a tool on the page that encourages us to… Continue reading Sharing is IMPORTANT: Views from Deanna Zandt and David Weinberger

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Reflections on a “Biblio-Social Experiment”

(cross-posted from phillynetsquared.org) On our last Net Tuesday (December 1), we held the Philly Net Tuesday Book UNclub at Robin’s Bookstore.  The idea was pretty straightforward… We would discuss books in Net Tuesday’s scope of interest: social networking/media, nonprofit technology and social change.  (That’s the “biblio” part.)  And we would use the style of an… Continue reading Reflections on a “Biblio-Social Experiment”

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The Internet Threat

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet… Continue reading The Internet Threat

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The Internet Threat

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet… Continue reading The Internet Threat

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The Public Domain: What does it look like?

I’m reading The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle and just finished Chapter 2 (Thomas Jefferson Writes a Letter). It’s hard to mentally envision the “public domain” because, while we may think about intellectual property itself, we tend not to conceptualize its opposite, the “outside” of intellectual property. The public… Continue reading The Public Domain: What does it look like?

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The Public Domain: What does it look like?

I’m reading The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle and just finished Chapter 2 (Thomas Jefferson Writes a Letter). It’s hard to mentally envision the “public domain” because, while we may think about intellectual property itself, we tend not to conceptualize its opposite, the “outside” of intellectual property. The public… Continue reading The Public Domain: What does it look like?