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David Bolliers Viral Spiral is the first major history of the digital commons / free culture movement, and despite my many person disagreements with him and this movement, it is an excellent treatment of the topic. Bollier surveys this growing intellectual movement from its early open source days to the rise of the Creative Commons and on into the present. The cast of characters in this drama will be well-known to anyone involved in modern tech policy debates: Richard Stallman, Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Zittrain, Yochai Benkler, et al.
There is absolutely no doubt that this intellectual movement is winning the war of ideas in cyberlaw front today. Personally, as a cyber-libertarian, I find myself occasionally at odds with these guys and this movement on a variety of policy issues, but that didnt stop me from enjoying David Bolliers treatment of this movement and these issues. It's certainly one of the 10 most important Internet policy books of 2009: http://techliberation.com/2009/12/19/the-10-most-important-info-tech-policy-books-of-2009/
 


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