Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Public Domain: enclosing the commons of the mind

Engaging half hour video from James Boyle, professor of law and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University and author of The Public Domain: enclosing the commons of the mind.

Is the public domain as vital to knowledge, innovation and culture as the realm of material protected by intellectual property rights? James Boyle thinks so and visits the RSA to call for a new movement to preserve it. If we continue to enclose the commons of the mind, Boyle argues, we will all be the poorer.

Delivered March 2009 at the RSA

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