A Politics of Intellectual Property: Environmentalism for the Net?
30 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Date Written: October 1, 1997
This Essay argues that we need a politics, or perhaps a political economy, of intellectual property. Using the controversy over copyright on the Internet as a case study and the history of the environmental movement as a comparison, it offers a couple of modest proposals about what such a politics might look like-what theoretical ideas it might draw upon, and what constituencies it might unite.
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