A Fair Share of the Information Commons

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    Abstract

    In this chapter we discuss the special characteristics of information as a type of commons that needs special institutions to manage its production and use effectively and create greater overall economic efficiency, social justice and ecological sustainability. These methods include monetary prizes, publicly funded research from which the produced information is released into the public domain, and status driven incentive structures like those in academia and the open-source community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnough for All Forever: A Handbook of Learning About Sustainability
    Editors J Murray, G Cawthorne, C Dey & C Andrew
    Place of PublicationChampaign, Illinois
    PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
    Pages121-129
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781612290140
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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