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The Wealth of Networks - How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

Yochai Benkler

The Wealth of Networks - How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom,
Yochai Benkler

Attribution

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 - Introduction: A Moment of Opportunity and Challenge

THE EMERGENCE OF THE NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY
NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY AND LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES
Enhanced Autonomy
Democracy: The Networked Public Sphere
Justice and Human Development
A Critical Culture and Networked Social Relations
FOUR METHODOLOGICAL COMMENTS
The Role of Technology in Human Affairs
The Role of Economic Analysis and Methodological Individualism
Economic Structure in Liberal Political Theory
Whither the State?
THE STAKES OF IT ALL: THE BATTLE OVER THE INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY OF THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Part One - The Networked Information Economy

Introduction

Chapter 2 - Some Basic Economics of Information Production and Innovation

THE DIVERSITY OF STRATEGIES IN OUR CURRENT INFORMATION PRODUCTION SYSTEM
THE EFFECTS OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
WHEN INFORMATION PRODUCTION MEETS THE COMPUTER NETWORK
STRONG EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 3 - Peer Production and Sharing

FREE/OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE
PEER PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND CULTURE GENERALLY
Uttering Content
Relevance/Accreditation
Value-Added Distribution
Sharing of Processing, Storage, and Communications Platforms

Chapter 4 - The Economics of Social Production

MOTIVATION
SOCIAL PRODUCTION: FEASIBILITY CONDITIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORM
TRANSACTION COSTS AND EFFICIENCY
THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITALLY NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT
THE INTERFACE OF SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND MARKET-BASED BUSINESSES

Part Two - The Political Economy of Property and Commons

Introduction

Chapter 5 - Individual Freedom: Autonomy, Information, and Law

FREEDOM TO DO MORE FOR ONESELF, BY ONESELF, AND WITH OTHERS
AUTONOMY, PROPERTY, AND COMMONS
AUTONOMY AND THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT
AUTONOMY, MASS MEDIA, AND NONMARKET INFORMATION PRODUCERS

Chapter 6 - Political Freedom Part 1: The Trouble with Mass Media

DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM FOR A LIBERAL PUBLIC PLATFORM OR A LIBERAL PUBLIC SPHERE
THE EMERGENCE OF THE COMMERCIAL MASS-MEDIA PLATFORM FOR THE PUBLIC SPHERE
BASIC CRITIQUES OF MASS MEDIA
Mass Media as a Platform for the Public Sphere
Media Concentration: The Power of Ownership and Money
Commercialism, Journalism, and Political Inertness

Chapter 7 - Political Freedom Part 2: Emergence of the Networked Public Sphere

BASIC TOOLS OF NETWORKED COMMUNICATION
NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY MEETS THE PUBLIC SPHERE
CRITIQUES OF THE CLAIMS THAT THE INTERNET HAS DEMOCRATIZING EFFECTS
IS THE INTERNET TOO CHAOTIC, TOO CONCENTRATED, OR NEITHER?
ON POWER LAW DISTRIBUTIONS, NETWORK TOPOLOGY, AND BEING HEARD
WHO WILL PLAY THE WATCHDOG FUNCTION?
USING NETWORKED COMMUNICATION TO WORK AROUND AUTHORITARIAN CONTROL
TOWARD A NETWORKED PUBLIC SPHERE

Chapter 8 - Cultural Freedom: A Culture Both Plastic and Critical

CULTURAL FREEDOM IN LIBERAL POLITICAL THEORY
THE TRANSPARENCY OF INTERNET CULTURE
THE PLASTICITY OF INTERNET CULTURE: THE FUTURE OF HIGH-PRODUCTION-VALUE FOLK CULTURE
A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE: TOWARD POLICY

Chapter 9 - Justice and Development

LIBERAL THEORIES OF JUSTICE AND THE NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY
COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION-EMBEDDED GOODS AND TOOLS, INFORMATION, AND KNOWLEDGE
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION OF HDI-RELATED INFORMATION INDUSTRIES
TOWARD ADOPTING COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Software
Scientific Publication
COMMONS-BASED RESEARCH FOR FOOD AND MEDICINES
Food Security: Commons-Based Agricultural Innovation
Access to Medicines: Commons-Based Strategies for Biomedical Research
COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT: CONCLUSION

Chapter 10 - Social Ties: Networking Together

FROM "VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES" TO FEAR OF DISINTEGRATION
A MORE POSITIVE PICTURE EMERGES OVER TIME
Users Increase Their Connections with Preexisting Relations
Networked Individuals
THE INTERNET AS A PLATFORM FOR HUMAN CONNECTION
THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE
THE INTERNET AND HUMAN COMMUNITY

Part Three - Policies of Freedom at a Moment of Transformation

Introduction

Chapter 11 - The Battle Over the Institutional Ecology of the Digital Environment

INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY AND PATH DEPENDENCE
A FRAMEWORK FOR MAPPING THE INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY
THE PHYSICAL LAYER
Transport: Wires and Wireless
Devices
THE LOGICAL LAYER
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
The Battle over Peer-to-Peer Networks
The Domain Name System: From Public Trust to the Fetishism of Mnemonics
The Browser Wars
Free Software
Software Patents
THE CONTENT LAYER
Copyright
Contractual Enclosure: Click-Wrap Licenses and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
Trademark Dilution
Database Protection
Linking and Trespass to Chattels: New Forms of Information Exclusivity
International "Harmonization"
Countervailing Forces
THE PROBLEM OF SECURITY

Chapter 12 - Conclusion: The Stakes of Information Law and Policy

Blurb

Endnotes

Endnotes

Index

Index

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