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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...urplus produced by enclosure helped to save a society devastated by the mass deaths of the sixteenth century. Those who weep over the terrible ef- fec... ...7278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page 52 their images should end with their deaths, and that courts would agree that those rights were tightly limite... ...e case of the Internet, nothing could be further from the truth. In 1994 and 1995, “dot-com” was still a mystical term for many. Most stories about th... ...ely to give one conceptual whiplash. T o make things worse, the press was—in 1995, at least—clueless about these issues. It was not that the newspaper... ...ies that would transform our lives as unimaginably as the Internet has since 1995? I have described the story line—the cluster of metaphors and images... ...m), which is managed primarily by Mr. Corley and has been in existence since 1995.” The Wikipedia article then continues as follows: While the judge’s... ... T om Wilkie, “Whose Gene Is It Anyway?” Inde- pendent (London, November 19, 1995), 75. 9. See Christina Rhee, “Urantia Foundation v. Maaherra,” Berke...

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