The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom

October 23, 2007|
The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom by Yochai Benkler
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With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today''s emerging networked information environment.

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing-and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront us and maintains that there is much to be gained-or lost-by the decisions we make today.

Yochai Benkler is the Joseph M. Field ''55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Yale University.
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Title:The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.25 in
Published:October 23, 2007
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300125771

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