Enclosures of the digital commons
From Peer Production and Commons Theory Course
Expansions of copyright, trademark and patent law over the past two generations, especially with the rise of the Internet. How copyright law has expanded, and its false equation with “property.” Other copyright myths. The implications of enclosure for creativity, tech innovation, democracy and culture. William Patry, Lawrence Lessig, Jessica Litman, James Boyle, David Bollier.
New technological controls over the flows of information. [Corey Doctorow, Fred von Lohmann, others]