Intellectual Property - Articles Archive
from October 26, 2010 to June 26, 2008

Intellectual property issues, copyright, the commons, file sharing, digital rights management. Issues and initiatives that while nominally intervening in support of the defense intellectual property, stifle innovation without giving opportunities to new players and ideas to enter the market. Tools, resources and ideas supporting alternative copyright licensing schemes such as the Creative Commons.

What are P2P and open infrastructures? Can open knowledge and peer production subvert the economic system of physical production? Is there a chance for the "society of openness" to ever come of age? Robin Good interviewed the P2P Foundation evangelist and founder Michel Bauwens to find ... read more

Robin Good - October 26, 2010

What does it take for open business models to become an economy of the Commons? What are the pros and cons of a system based on peer production? How do open business models compare with the traditional economic system based on intellectual property and copyright? I have ... read more

Robin Good - August 19, 2010

What has P2P to do with politics? Isn't peer-to-peer related to file sharing and pirated media? As a matter of fact, peer-to-peer is not just a popular set of tools and technologies to easily share and distribute digital content, but it is also a new fascinating ... read more

Robin Good - August 3, 2010

During my stay at the International Journalism Festival, which took place in Perugia, Italy, last week, I ran into Donatella Della Ratta of Creative Commons who I had not seen in ages. She was very kind and shared with me a story, which I found immediately ... read more

Robin Good - April 28, 2010

Is another web site stealing and republishing your content without any credit or link back? Have you discovered blogs that republish your feeds and articles just like they were theirs? Are you getting worried about online plagiarism? Relax. Plagiarism as described above is all over the ... read more

Daniele Bazzano - January 25, 2010

Are you thinking about registering your own website domain name? Good idea, but are you aware of the many choices and variables at play when making this critical step? Selecting your appropriate website name, choosing the most appropriate domain extension, while making your most cost-effective choice ... read more

Daniele Bazzano - November 30, 2009

The most recent statistical data by duplicated content analysis engine Attributor indicates that nearly half of the web sites taking content from major publishers are copying more than 90 percent of the original text of articles. For prestigious and long-established news organization like AP, this is ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - May 15, 2009
How do you close the gap between potential revenues from content used across the Web and and the ability to effectively extract such revenues from unlicensed publishers redistributing your content online? These days controlling distribution is not only less feasible but also less desirable, as legitimate viral ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - April 17, 2009

Getting your book published under a Creative Commons license may still be one of the hardest task a writer has to go through, as most traditional book publisher still look at open licensing schemes like CC with great skepticism and fear. But according to Xtine Burrough and ... read more

Xtine Burrough and Michael Mandiberg - Digital Foundations - April 3, 2009

Is it true that the same method of peer and open production that has been dominating the world of open source software and freely available (often user-generated) content on the internet, is now also deeply influencing the way we think about designing and even making things? Peer ... read more

Michel Bauwens - WE Magazine - March 6, 2009

The celebrated openness of the Internet in which internet providers are not supposed to give preferential access or treatment to any Internet traffic keeps quietly losing powerful defenders. Internet providers are still free to sell higher-speed traffic and better overall service levels, but letting big companies like ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - January 16, 2009

As content can be copied indefinitely and distributed instantaneously across the web, web publishers need to cooperate and partner with their peers to create free content distribution networks - collections of blogs and web sites where they can freely syndicate and republish their original content. Why? In ... read more

Attributor Team - Attributor - November 18, 2008

How can you, as a customer, get more engaged and involved in the process that defines the very product you are holding in your hands? How can you actually participate in the very definition of the traits that will characterize a product you like? Have you ever ... read more

Mikkel - Design Af Mikkel - October 15, 2008

Web 2.0 has revolutionized the panorama of the information society: users have become information producers and the new web platforms have become relationship venues where new knowledge and ideas emerge. Also the new tools of social networking, social tagging, wikis and blogs enable new forms ... read more

Robin Good - October 10, 2008

Beyond file-sharing, peer-to-peer is an alternative way of looking at work, live and the way we make money. Although mainstream media coverage of P2P has mostly focused its spotlights on the on-going debate around file-sharing and pirated media (music, movies, games), the social, economic, and political ... read more

Andre Deutmeyer - October 8, 2008

I have had the honor of recently having as a house guest Michel Bauwens, the P2P philosophy evangelist, who, while based in remote Thailand, travels around the world to explain and divulge what peer to peer is really all about. Peer to peer is not just illegal ... read more

Robin Good - September 17, 2008

CarCast is a new hybrid Internet audio capture, playlist library and automatic audio synchronization system which allows you to take just about any audio track you hear on the Web to your portable and car-friendly USB music player. If you are looking for an easy and ... read more

Robin Good - September 10, 2008

I shot the video interview that follows for the Frontiers of Interaction conference which took place yesterday in Turin, Italy. Superbly organized by Leandro Agrò and Matteo Penzo, the sold out event brought together high prestige names like sci-fi writer and visionary Bruce Sterling, Elizabeth Churchill ... read more

Robin Good - July 2, 2008

Joss Stone, a music artist who won a Grammy Award last year, is another one of the many pop stars who is most clearly voicing her support and open-minded approach toward music sharing, P2P and the Internet. Joss Stone, if you don't know her, is an ... read more

Robin Good - June 28, 2008

The future of music, as pointed out before, is all about sharing. If you are still thinking to make music by selling your own CDs or if you have some hope that record labels may recover some of their lost ground and prestige... think again. ... read more

Gerd Leonhard - Media Futurist - June 26, 2008

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