Tag Archives: digital cultures

Sharing is a cultural right, not a market failure

An endless stream of law proposals, soft-law initiatives and free-trade agreements keeps trying to eradicate or prevent the non-market sharing of digital works between individuals. New strategies are pushed using incentives and threats so that intermediaries will police the Internet to save the scarcity-based business models of a few from the competition of abundance. So […]

The non-market practices of individuals as the core of [digital] culture

Here are the slides and the speaking notes of my talk yesterday in the Global Changes in the Production and Consumption of Culture conference organized by the Green Group of the European Parliament. The other speakers were Lucy Montgomery and Frédéric Martel. My talk focuses in particular on digital writing and literature.

The Cultural Commons and Social Justice: Foundations for a New European Humanism

This text is a contribution to the Green Paper produced by the Toolquiz project funded by the Interreg-C European programme of inter-regional co-operation. Toolquiz aims at creating the conditions for an inclusive creative economy. The European construction is at a crossroads. Faced with a major global crisis that challenges its very existence, it must redefine […]

Back to serfdom

Under the title For farmers, to resow seeds coming from one’s own harvest will be forbidden or subject to a levy, the French daily newspaper Le Monde announces that as I feared, the Parliament adopted1 provisions that prohibit or subject to a levy the fact of resowing seeds coming from harvesting crops whose original seeds […]

Digital Cultures @ Women’s Forum