Philippe Aigrain on A Self-standing Financing Model to Help Sustain the Non-market Digital Commons


What if we consider that sharing a digitally published work in one’s possession with other individuals is a fundamental right? What if we break away from the idea of compensating the entertainment right holders for supposed harms resulting from sharing? What is a reasonable reward and financing model for sustaining a many-to-all cultural society?

Philippe Aigrain — CEO of Sopinspace, which develops free software and provides commercial services for democratic processes and collaborative work over the Internet — discusses topics based on work conducted for “Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age,” forthcoming at Amsterdam Univ. Press in November 2011.

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