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Patterns of Commoning: Medialab-Prado: A Citizen Lab for Incubating Innovative Commons

By on January 11, 2018

Marcos García:  Through its workshops, collaborative teams, classes and public events, Medialab has enabled the development of open design hives for urban beekeeping,1 sponsored collaborative translations of books,2 and assisted development of experimental video games.3 It has invited anyone who is interested to help develop a new data visualization for air quality in Madrid4 and a... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: New Ventures in Commons-Based Publishing

By on December 28, 2017

David Bollier, Lara Mallien & Santiago Hoerth Moura: . Community building turns out to be a great way to bypass the formidable costs of conventional markets and to bring authors and readers together in highly efficient ways. Below, we profile some noteworthy pioneers of commons-based publishing – for academic journals, books and magazines. These examples... Continue reading

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Personal data and commons: a mapping of current theories

By on December 27, 2017

Originally published in French by calimaq At the end of October, I wrote an article entitled “Evgeny Morozov and personal data as public domain” . I got a lot of feedback, including from people who had never heard about these kinds of theories, trying to break with the individualistic or “personalist”  approach based on the... Continue reading

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Personal data and commons: a mapping of current theories

By on December 27, 2017

Originally published in French by calimaq At the end of October, I wrote an article entitled “Evgeny Morozov and personal data as public domain” . I got a lot of feedback, including from people who had never heard about these kinds of theories, trying to break with the individualistic or “personalist”  approach based on the... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Licenses for Commoning: The GPL, Creative Commons Licenses and CopyFair

By on December 19, 2017

It is not widely known that the law regards virtually all artifacts of human creativity as private property from the moment they are created. Scribble a doodle, record a few guitar riffs, and copyright law treats the resulting “works” as a kind of private property over which you may retain legal control for the rest... Continue reading

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