Collaboration, Ownership and the Digital Economy

books by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (Eds)

Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0-262-07260-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-262-07260-1

The contributors to CODE, from such diverse fields as economics, anthropology, law, and software development, examine collaborative creativity from a variety of perspectives, looking at new and old forms of creative collaboration and the mechanisms emerging to study them. Discussing the philosophically resonant issues of ownership, property, and the commons, they ask if the increasing application of the language of property rights to knowledge and creativity constitutes a second enclosure movement -- or if the worldwide acclaim for free software signifies a renaissance of the commons.