Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

耶鲁大学出版社是一间好出版社,因为它“以服务人民为荣”:除了《文化软件》之外,另一位耶鲁法学院教授本克勒 (Yochai Benkler) 今年出版的新书《网络的财富:社会生产如何改变市场与自由》(The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom) 也获得了Creative Commons 协议下的使用授权。


The Wealth of Networks, by Yochai Benkler“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.”

Lawrence Lessig 教授对此书不吝赞美之词:“就过去十年间我最关注的领域来说,这——迄今为止——是一本最为重要和有力度的书。”

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