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Commons advocate David Bollier launches new blog

Via David Bollier:


I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new blog/website, www.Bollier.org.  It will be the primary showcase for my latest discoveries, adventures and reflections about the commons as I step off in some new directions.  I invite you to become a regular reader, get the RSS feed, put me on your blogroll and pass this news along to friends. 

Although I am no longer associated with On the Commons or its blog, I remain passionately committed to commons-based work on several fronts.  First, I have embarked upon a major research project, The Commons Law Project, with Professor Burns Weston, a noted international law scholar at the U. of Iowa College of Law.  We plan to recover the long, forgotten history of commons-based law as the legal foundation for new types of ecological governance.

In addition, three colleagues -- Silke Helfrich, Michel Bauwens, Beatriz Busaniche -- and I have started the Commons Strategy Group, through which we hope to assist a number of international commons projects.  CSG helped organize the recent International Commons Conference in Berlin.  Finally, I am spreading the word about my new film/DVD on the commons, "This Land Is Our Land," produced by the Media Education Foundation.



Notable talks, books and videos of mine, here is a list.

"Viral Spiral:  How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own"
New Press, 2009, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license at www.viralspiral.cc

"This Land Is Our Land," 46-minute film/DVD produced by the Media Education Foundation.
Trailer:  http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=146
Embeddable clip: http://www.mediaed.org/wp/this-land-is-our-land-clip

"Framing the Commons" -- 8 minute interview after the International Commons Conference, November 3, 2010

FLOSS as a Commons.  Essay for FLOSS Roadmap project, September 2010.

Seminar video:  "Governing the Commons," Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, May 11, 2009.  Examines how commoners assert differing notions of freedom, community boundaries, social norms and reliance on law to protect the integrity of their shared resources.

"The Commons as a New Sector of Value-Creation,"plenary remarks at "Economies of the Commons: Strategies for Sustainable Access and Creative Reuse of Images and Sounds Online," De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 12, 2008.

A well-written newspaper article about the commons and my DVD, "This Land Is Our Land"

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