Intellectual Commons, Commodification and New Business Models
Arbeitsberichte aus dem Fachbereich Informatik, Nr. 7/2012 (Virtual Goods + ODRL 2012 Proceedings), pp. 31-35
5 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2014 Last revised: 19 Jun 2015
Date Written: August 1, 2012
Analyzes the possible relationships between immaterial commons (i. e., the practices of sharing around intellectual or cultural goods) and commodification (the process of turning something into a commodity: a private good produced to satisfy market needs); in particular, it poses the question of whether commodification can arise in or from within a commons, and how do so-called “open business models” affect that possibility.
Keywords: intellectual commons, commodification, open business models
JEL Classification: D7, O3, P16
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