Lewis Hyde on Creating an Enduring Commons

July 1st, 2010

The founding generation in the United States hoped to establish a cultural commons of art and ideas, a lively public domain of created works that all of us use because nobody controls it. But the founders did not leave us with any good way to protect this commons. How might an unguarded public domain be converted into a rule-governed and thus durable cultural commons?

Lewis Hyde — author of the forthcoming book, Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership — is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination.

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  • 1. The Kindle Chronicles - T&hellip  |  July 9th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    […] Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership. Whispernet delivery is scheduled for August 17. Click here to watch Hyde’s presentation at the Berkman Center for Internet & […]

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