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The Wealth of Networks

by

Yochai Benkler



TABLE OF CONTENTS
(to unexpanded version)


DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction: A Moment of Opportunity and Challenge
  • THE EMERGENCE OF THE NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY
  • NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY AND LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES
  • Enhanced Autonomy
  • Democracy: The Networked Public Sphere
  • Justice and Human Development
  • A Critical Culture and Networked Social Relations
  • FOUR METHODOLOGICAL COMMENTS
  • The Role of Technology in Human Affairs
  • The Role of Economic Analysis and Methodological Individualism
  • Economic Structure in Liberal Political Theory
  • Whither the State?
  • THE STAKES OF IT ALL: THE BATTLE OVER THE INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY OF THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
  • Part One

    The Networked Information Economy
    Chapter 2 Some Basic Economics of Information Production and Innovation
  • THE DIVERSITY OF STRATEGIES IN OUR CURRENT INFORMATION PRODUCTION SYSTEM
  • THE EFFECTS OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
  • WHEN INFORMATION PRODUCTION MEETS THE COMPUTER NETWORK
  • STRONG EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
  • Chapter 3 Peer Production and Sharing
  • PEER PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND CULTURE GENERALLY
  • Uttering Content
  • Relevance/Accreditation
  • Value-Added Distribution
  • Sharing of Processing, Storage, and Communications Platforms
  • Chapter 4 The Economics of Social Production
  • MOTIVATION
  • SOCIAL PRODUCTION: FEASIBILITY CONDITIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORM
  • TRANSACTION COSTS AND EFFICIENCY
  • THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITALLY NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT
  • THE INTERFACE OF SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND MARKET-BASED BUSINESSES
  • Part Two

    The Political Economy of Property and Commons
    Chapter 5 Individual Freedom: Autonomy, Information, and Law
  • FREEDOM TO DO MORE FOR ONESELF, BY ONESELF, AND WITH OTHERS
  • AUTONOMY, PROPERTY, AND COMMONS
  • AUTONOMY AND THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT
  • AUTONOMY, MASS MEDIA, AND NONMARKET INFORMATION PRODUCERS
  • Chapter 6 Political Freedom Part 1: The Trouble with Mass Media
  • DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM FOR A LIBERAL PUBLIC PLATFORM OR A LIBERAL PUBLIC SPHERE
  • THE EMERGENCE OF THE COMMERCIAL MASSMEDIA PLATFORM FOR THE PUBLIC SPHERE
  • BASIC CRITIQUES OF MASS MEDIA
  • Mass Media as a Platform for the Public Sphere
  • Media Concentration: The Power of Ownership and Money
  • Commercialism, Journalism, and Political Inertness
  • Chapter 7 Political Freedom Part 2: Emergence of the Networked Public Sphere
  • BASIC TOOLS OF NETWORKED COMMUNICATION
  • NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY MEETS THE PUBLIC SPHERE
  • CRITIQUES OF THE CLAIMS THAT THE INTERNET HAS DEMOCRATIZING EFFECTS
  • ON POWER LAW DISTRIBUTIONS, NETWORK TOPOLOGY, AND BEING HEARD
  • USING NETWORKED COMMUNICATION TO WORK AROUND AUTHORITARIAN CONTROL
  • TOWARD A NETWORKED PUBLIC SPHERE
  • Chapter 8 Cultural Freedom: A Culture Both Plastic and Critical
  • CULTURAL FREEDOM IN LIBERAL POLITICAL THEORY
  • THE TRANSPARENCY OF INTERNET CULTURE
  • THE PLASTICITY OF INTERNET CULTURE: THE FUTURE OF HIGH-PRODUCTION-VALUE FOLK CULTURE
  • A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE: TOWARD POLICY
  • Chapter 9 Justice and Development
  • LIBERAL THEORIES OF JUSTICE AND THE NETWORKED INFORMATION ECONOMY
  • COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT
  • INFORMATION-EMBEDDED GOODS AND TOOLS, INFORMATION, AND KNOWLEDGE
  • INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION OF HDI-RELATED INFORMATION INDUSTRIES
  • TOWARD ADOPTING COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Software
  • Scientific Publication
  • COMMONS-BASED RESEARCH FOR FOOD AND MEDICINES
  • Food Security: Commons-Based Agricultural Innovation
  • Access to Medicines: Commons-Based Strategies for Biomedical Research
  • COMMONS-BASED STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT: CONCLUSION
  • Chapter 10 Social Ties: Networking Together
  • A MORE POSITIVE PICTURE EMERGES OVER TIME
  • Users Increase Their Connections with Preexisting Relations
  • Networked Individuals
  • THE INTERNET AS A PLATFORM FOR HUMAN CONNECTION
  • THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE
  • THE INTERNET AND HUMAN COMMUNITY
  • Part Three

    Policies of Freedom at a Moment of Transformation
    Chapter 11 The Battle Over the Institutional Ecology of the Digital Environment
  • INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY AND PATH DEPENDENCE
  • A FRAMEWORK FOR MAPPING THE INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY
  • THE PHYSICAL LAYER
  • Transport: Wires and Wireless
  • Devices
  • THE LOGICAL LAYER
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
  • The Battle over Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • The Domain Name System: From Public Trust to the Fetishism of Mnemonics
  • The Browser Wars
  • Free Software
  • Software Patents
  • THE CONTENT LAYER
  • Copyright
  • Contractual Enclosure: Click-Wrap Licenses and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
  • Trademark Dilution
  • Database Protection
  • International "Harmonization"
  • Countervailing Forces
  • THE PROBLEM OF SECURITY
  • Chapter 12 Conclusion: The Stakes of Information Law and Policy
    NOTES
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