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The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom

Author: Yochai Benkler
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Book
Additional Physical Format: Electronic:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yochai Benkler
ISBN: 0300110561 9780300110562 9780300125771 0300125771 9780300127232 0300127235
OCLC Number: 61881089
Description: xii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: How social production transforms markets and freedom
Responsibility: Yochai Benkler.
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Describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing. The author shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways  Read more...


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"[An] ambitious attempt to understand how the internet is changing society. . . . The book draws on a staggering array of disciplines: from graph theory to economics, law to political science. But Read more...

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