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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...n particular. I was also inspired and informed by colleagues and students in computer science, English, history, and political science. But the work I... ...a colleague—helped in more ways than I can count. A number of scientists and computer scientists made me see things I other- wise would not have—Drew ... ...er, and shocking sculpture. You can see a role for highbrow, state-supported media or publicly financed artworks, but your initial working assumption i... ...le of thought. Today, though, I am viewing his letter over the Internet on a computer screen. (You can too. The details are at the back of the book.) ... ... receives instruction him- self without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light with- out darkening me. That ideas should f... ...o. Perhaps you could find a balky mimeograph machine, or press a reel-to-reel tape recorder into use. You might manage a single unauthorized showing of... ...d society, copying is not only easy, it is a necessary part of transmission, storage, caching, and, some would claim, even reading. 36 As bioinformati... ...two respondents in this case, the exclusive right to distribute VTR’s [Video Tape Recorders] simply because they may be used to infringe copyrights. T... ...marginal cost of reproduction is zero, the marginal cost of transmission and storage approaches zero, the process of creation is additive, and much of...

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