Show Me the Fair-Use Money!

By Robert Link, 12 years 20 weeks ago.

Cutting to the chase, original here:

Fair Use exceptions to U.S. copyright laws are responsible for more than $4.5 trillion in annual revenue for the United States, according to the findings of an unprecedented economic study released today. According to the study commissioned by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and conducted in accordance with a World Intellectual Property Organization methodology, companies benefiting from limitations on copyright-holders’ exclusive rights, such as “fair use” – generate substantial revenue, employ millions of workers, and, in 2006, represented one-sixth of total U.S. GDP.(emphasis added)

SSRN on Cooperation, Commons

By Robert Link, 12 years 20 weeks ago.

If you are not yet acquainted with Social Science Research Network, take a moment to visit at From their FAQ:

What is the Social Science Research Network?

Is Commons a Movement?

By hellekin, 12 years 20 weeks ago.

I just published a French translation of David Bollier's remarks at Wizard of OS3, "Is Commons a Movement?".

The Neuroscience of Moral Decision-Making

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

I read a post on Mind Hacks today ( that lead me to an episode ( of WNYC RadioLab dealing with the psychology and neuroscience of morality. The show is not new, but if you haven't heard it, it's well worth downloading the MP3 for a listen during commute.

Marketing in Heterozygous Advantage

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

Ray Hagtvedt and I have a new paper, Marketing in Heterozygous Advantage, forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics, in which we examine coordination problems and perverse incentives surrounding the development of markets in a particular form of human genetic engineering in which heterozygotes are fitter than both homozygotes, a condition known as heterozygous advantage. We first present a generalized model of the condition, illuminated by the application to sickle-cell anemia.

The Evolution of Cooperation among Other-Regarding Agents

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

Sam Bowles and Herb Gintis have a new review of game theoretic models of cooperation which is to appear in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, to be published next year.

US Politics are not Agile

By JimBenson, 12 years 22 weeks ago.

Change happens. People re-prioritize. Moods shift. The Two Party System is waterfall methodology at its worst.

Today I was listening to an interview with the Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna. I've had the pleasure of having many long cooperative sessions and debates with Rob since the early 90s. I was a transportation planner and he was in the Washington State Legislature and very interested in transportation issues.

In his interview he said two things that really pushed my agile management buttons.

P2P Explained

By samrose, 12 years 22 weeks ago.

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation discusses the core P2P concepts at Swinburne in Australia recently:

View on Google Video

Commons/Enclosure: Opening up the American lawbooks

By Robert Link, 12 years 23 weeks ago.

Originally spotted at the inestimable, here:

The nation's laws are supposed to belong to the people, yet they are amazingly hard to get access to.

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