Viral Spiral

David Bollier

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Viral Spiral - How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

David Bollier

Viral Spiral - How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own,
David Bollier

Attribution

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

The Rise of Socially Created Value
The Commoners Build a Digital Republic of Their Own
The Rise of the Commoners
A New Type of Emergent Democracy?

PART I

Harbingers of the Sharing Economy

[Intro]

1 IN THE BEGINNING WAS FREE SOFTWARE

2 THE DISCOVERY OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Elusive Quest for “Balance”
The Great Expansion of Intellectual Property
Confronting the Proprietarian Juggernaut
A New Story About the Public Domain
What Is “Authorship”?
“You Have No Sovereignty Where We Gather”

3 WHEN LARRY LESSIG MET ERIC ELDRED

Larry Lessig's Improbable Journey
Waging the Eldred Case
A Movement Is Born

PART II

The Rise of Free Culture

[Intro]

4 INVENTING THE CREATIVE COMMONS

What If . . . ?
Crafting the Licenses
Branding the Public Domain in Code
The Action Shifts to Palo Alto

5 NAVIGATING THE GREAT VALUE SHIFT

The Great Value Shift
The Endangered Economics of Centralized Media
The Economic Advantages of Open Media
Web 2.0: A New Breed of Participatory Media
Open Networks and the Long Tail
Another Vehicle for Niche Communities: The Commons

6 CREATORS TAKE CHARGE

DIY Videos and Film
Letting the Music Flow
Music as Remix

7 THE MACHINE AND THE MOVEMENT

Building the CC Machine
8 FREE CULTURE GOES GLOBAL
Brazil, the First Free Culture Nation
National Variations of a Global Idea
Laboratories of Free Culture
The Developing Nations License
The iCommons Network

9 THE MANY FACES OF THE COMMONS

Individual Choice Versus the Commons
Freedom, the Commons, and Movement Building
The Splintering of the Free World?
Criticism from the Left and from the South
Fair Use and the Creative Commons

PART III

A Viral Spiral of New Commons

[Intro]

10 THE NEW OPEN BUSINESS MODELS

Open Networks Spur New Business Models
Share the Wealth, Grow a Commercial Ecosystem
Open Content as a Gateway to Commercial Opportunities
Commoners as Co-creators of Value
Reintegrating the Sharing and Commercial Economies

11 SCIENCE AS A COMMONS

The Viral Spiral in Science
The Open-Access Movement
The Scholar's Copyright Project
The Neurocommons
Open Physical Tools

12 OPEN EDUCATION AND LEARNING

MIT's OpenCourseWare Initiative
The Rise of the Open Educational Resources Movement

CONCLUSION: THE DIGITAL REPUBLIC AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRATIC CULTURE

A New Species of Citizenship
A Long-Term Power Shift?

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Index

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