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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262072601 | 358 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 2 illus.| April 2005
Paperback | $31.50 Short | £23.95 | ISBN: 9780262572361 | 358 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 2 illus.| September 2006
eBook | $22.00 Short | ISBN: 9780262251846 | 358 pp. | 2 illus.| September 2006

CODE

Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy
Edited by Rishab Ghosh

About the Editor

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh is Program Leader at the International Institute of Infonomics at Maastricht University. He was one of the founders and is the current managing editor of First Monday, the peer-reviewed Internet journal.

Endorsements

CODE is a mature and sophisticated exploration of the most important issues related to creativity in the digital age. The broad mix of scholars, offering extraordinarily insightful perspectives, makes this collection essential for understanding this critically important set of questions.”
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, author of Free Culture
“We hear much these days to the 'knowledge society.' The usual implication of the phrase is that knowledge is something to be owned. Yet it is well known, indeed obvious, that creativity and innovation happen only when nurtured by large areas of common knowledge. The contributors to this book document the current erosion of the commons, and show ways to move forward by reconciling conflicting demands in a collaborative manner. Profound, thoughtful, pragmatic, and very readable, the articles range from historical perspective to practical advice, bringing fresh air to discussions around intellectual property and revealing how continegnt are the 'norms' of today. They give answer and hope to those who sense that something is amiss with the system and are unsure about the alternatives.”
John Sulston, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambride, UK