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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...at define prop- erty in the information age. It is that problem, its history, philosophy, and politics that I try to sketch out in the pages ahead. Ack... ...dangerous goal. You have never heard true condescension until you have heard academics pronounce the word “popularizer.” They say it as Isadora Duncan... ...efferson and Macaulay focused do not disappear merely because one embraces a philosophy of moral rights—if anything, they become more pressing, partic... ... ___ 37278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page 36 als had been nurtured on the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the history of the struggle ... ...r. And it does this all with humor, without jargon, and in rhyming couplets. Academics should take note. Like most criticisms of the enclosure movemen... ...ic and song lyrics are among the most aggressive of the lot. Year after year academics, critics, and historians pay fairly substantial fees (by our st... ... the state of research and development at which rights claims are made. Many academics who study both science’s organiza- tional structure and the int... ...Gates, General Partner, Micro-Soft.” The hyphen would disappear in time. The philosophy stuck around. Though there are quibbles about the facts in Gat... ......

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