Was the Open Knowledge Commons Idea a Curse in Disguise? – Towards Sovereign Institutions of Knowledge

7 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last revised: 4 Feb 2020

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Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: December 11, 2019

Abstract

Heavily centralized, hierarchical, hyper-capitalistic, market based solutions were much more effective in extracting and redistributing value from the shared, distributed resources, than the communities that produced them under the naive dream of building a "commons".

If the rise of fascism is the failure of the left, then the rise of the platform economy, and the “sharing economy” was the failure of the commons-based peer production movement, because it refused to think about value.

Keywords: commons, public libraries, value, sharing economy

JEL Classification: A13, K11, K12, 034

Suggested Citation

Bodó, Balázs, Was the Open Knowledge Commons Idea a Curse in Disguise? – Towards Sovereign Institutions of Knowledge (December 11, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3502119 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3502119

Balázs Bodó (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1012 KX
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