The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom / Yochai Benkler.

  • New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press 2006
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xii, 515 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 9780300110562 (hbk.)
  • 0300110561 (hbk.)
  • Formerly CIP.
  • Includes bibliographical references ((p. 475-490) and index).
  • Introduction: a moment of opportunity and challenge -- The. networked information economy -- Some basic economics of information production and innovation -- Peer production and sharing -- The economics of social production -- The political economy of property and commons -- Individual freedom: autonomy, information, and law -- Political freedom part 1: the trouble with mass media -- Political freedom part 2: emergence of the networked public sphere -- Cultural freedom: a culture both plastic and critical -- Justice and development -- Social ties: networking together -- Policies of freedom at a moment of transformation -- The battle over the institutional ecology of the digital environment -- Conclusion: the stakes of information law and policy.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • English
  • This comprehensive social theory of the Internet and networked information economy describes how patterns of information, knowledge and cultural production are changing and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people create and express themselves.

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