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Property as social relations – not a thing!

There is a widespread misunderstanding that “property” – the term – refers to nouns, such as “house” or “car” or (piece of) “land”. That is not the case in law and philosophy, where property most commonly is understood as social … Continue reading

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From the Conclusion: Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software

The concept of property is obviously central to the essay. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion that sheds some light on the position developed in the essay with respect to the relations between property and cyberspace, as well as … Continue reading

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Map of Essay: Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software

Another academic hoop to jump through is making very explicit the way in which a PhD thesis is going to unfold. This can be done in a variety of ways, but I chose a pretty standard, straightforward “map of the … Continue reading

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Table of Contents: Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software

This is the Table of Contents of the essay as published in The Commoner (also as .PDF):

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Cyberspace: A New Frontier of Enclosure

The essay on “Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software” was originally a PhD thesis, which required it to have an abstract of no more han 300 words. That is rather few, especially if you have just spent seven … Continue reading

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Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software

This blog takes as point of departure a three chapter essay, which is a philosophical and political inquiry into the material nature of immateriality titled “Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software” that has been published in The Commoner, … Continue reading

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