The production and allocation of information as a good that is enhanced with increased use

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    Abstract

    Information has some unique characteristics. Unlike most other goods and services, it is neither rival (use by one prevents use by others) nor non-rival (use by one does not affect use by others), but is enhanced with increased use, or 'additive'. Therefore a unique allocation system for both the production and consumption of information is needed. Under the current market-based allocation system, production of information is often limited through the exclusive rights produced by patents and
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1344-1354
    JournalEcological Economics
    Volume69
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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