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The nature of property, its changing role in the new economy, and new types of ownership that are emerging
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The Economy of the Future-Economic Democracy - San Diego Free Press

The Economy of the Future-Economic Democracy - San Diego Free Press | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it

This Labor Day weekend rather than looking at the history and current struggles of workers, we look to the future and imagine what will work be like in 2025 or 2050. What will the overall economy look like? What is our vision for an economy that works for the people?

 


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Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 20-Year-Old Who Is Decentralizing Everything

Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 20-Year-Old Who Is Decentralizing Everything | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Credit: Lightcoin on Ethereum.org. Just before last New Year’s, 19-year-old Vitalik Buterin, a Canadian college dropout and Bitcoin enthusiast, had an idea. By the end of last week, that idea had attracted more than $5 million in the first week of its pre-sale — a new kind of crowdfunding that crypto-currency makes possible. Not bad, especially considering that nobody knows whether the idea will really work.
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the block chain idea will change the world, even though I never expected bitcoin as such to survive, etherium is perhaps the second generation.. watching...

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‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’

‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’ | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
A lack of basic fairness in our economic system is threatening democracy, capitalism and civil society, argues Will Hutton in an extract from his new book, How Good We Can Be
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the meritocratic argument is bankrupt
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How Yahoo Betrayed Its Users by Doing What They Asked - HBR

How Yahoo Betrayed Its Users by Doing What They Asked - HBR | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Understanding the outrage of Flickr users.
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a good argument against CC licensing is that it is too binary in the midst of a continuum for the same of simplicity - using a 'smart contract' that would allow flow through of commercial benefit would accommodate all uses.
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Fractional Ownership Using HyperLedger

Fractional Ownership Using HyperLedger | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Fractional Ownership Using HyperLedger Fractional ownership is something I stumbled upon accidentally. I mean it was always staring at me in the face, with respect to the fractional ownershi...
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Decentralize - Web 3.0 News & Opinions | Synereo: A fully decentralized social network owned by you

Decentralize - Web 3.0 News & Opinions | Synereo: A fully decentralized social network owned by you | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
The beauty of recent developments based on the innovative Bitcoin blockchain technology is that they allow the public to claim control over
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Very interesting, of course, will it get traction?  This is the architecture I see needed, but execution is key, then traction is required.  No wonder one of the founders is a professional gambler..  I do wish them the best, *diaspora has been a bit of a disappointment

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Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals—and New Threats Arise

Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals—and New Threats Arise | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Today Wikileaks published a new draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)’s intellectual property chapter.
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Between Copyleft and Copyfarleft: Advance reciprocity for the commons » Journal of Peer Production

Between Copyleft and Copyfarleft: Advance reciprocity for the commons » Journal of Peer Production | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
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A discussion of the Commons Based Reciprocity License

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Patent Could Cripple The 3D Printing Revolution | Tech the Future

Patent Could Cripple The 3D Printing Revolution | Tech the Future | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
A patent for a DRM system on 3D printers was granted by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to Intellectual Ventures.
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Why Banning Uber Makes Seoul Even More of a Sharing City

Why Banning Uber Makes Seoul Even More of a Sharing City | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
This past Monday Seoul City said it planned to ban Uber, the smartphone car-hailing service, and launch its own app for official taxis. Some reacted by calling Seoul’s sharing cred into question because, after all, Seoul is the self-proclaimed Sharing...
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very important summary from Neil and fabulous talk from Bruce Sterling embedded about corporate share-washing
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How Do the Powerful Get the Idea That They ‘Deserve’ More? Lessons from the… Laboratory - naked capitalism

How Do the Powerful Get the Idea That They ‘Deserve’ More? Lessons from the… Laboratory - naked capitalism | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
The distribution of power and wealth can be, and usually is, highly arbitrary and independent of ‘marginal productivity’, ‘risk taking’ or, indeed, any personal characteristic of those who rise to the top.
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How Many Kinds of Property are There? Two? Or Three? - naked capitalism

How Many Kinds of Property are There? Two? Or Three? - naked capitalism | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
In which Lambert confesses to shocking ignorance of a Nobel prize winner's important work.
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A review of Ostrom, Bollier, definitions of commons and approaches to governance.  Identifies the blind spot of the private/public property false dichotomy

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State weighs recognizing businesses with a social purpose

State weighs recognizing businesses with a social purpose | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
According to the IRS, nonprofits that engage in business activity must prove that the activity is "substantially related" to their mission or else pay taxes on their income from it.
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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries? | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Several states have called seed banks "illegal seed distribution centers", uprooting community food initiatives before even getting them in the ground.
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not the first time I've seen this - but still frightening
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La'Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber

La'Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
What makes a lot of people uncomfortable about a phenomenon like Uber, when you get right down to it, is how it is owned.
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first? of many to be sure..
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Owning Together Is the New Sharing

Owning Together Is the New Sharing | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
A new breed of tech startups is putting shared ownership front and center.
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new forms of ownership needed, yes

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AirBnb is a rental economy, not a sharing economy - ThePressProject

AirBnb is a rental economy, not a sharing economy - ThePressProject | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Last summer, half of Greece was up for rent in AirBnb. Giorgos Kallis argues that this has nothing to do with sharing. AirBnb is a rental economy and it should be regulated as such
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Spanish lawmakers to kill CC licensing | P2P Foundation

Spanish lawmakers to kill CC licensing | P2P Foundation | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
frightening and foolish at the same time, push coming to shove
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New Report Challenges The Whole 'IP Intensive Industries Are Doing Well Because Of Strong IP' Myth | Techdirt

New Report Challenges The Whole 'IP Intensive Industries Are Doing Well Because Of Strong IP' Myth | Techdirt | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
For many years we've vocally criticized a very questionable line of arguments made by various lobbyists and (tragically) the US Commerce Department, that if you look at so-called "IP intensive industries" and see that those industries...
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"Economic progress, Bastiat says, is defined by an increasing ratio of output to effort—indeed, economic nirvana is achieved when there is high output and zero labor effort." - of course we would need to change our basis of benefit redistribution to allow this to work

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It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing - Public Knowledge

It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing - Public Knowledge | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
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Spain pushes for 'Google tax' to restrict linking. Could it kill Twitter and Facebook there, too?

Spain pushes for 'Google tax' to restrict linking. Could it kill Twitter and Facebook there, too? | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Marilín Gonzalo, an Argentinian blogger and journalist living in Spain, writes in with news about "a terrible bill the Spanish government passed in Congress last week."





All the internet community is against it but it seems we are not being heard, as the mainstream print newspapers stand to benefit from this new law, and won't publish news about it.
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Death throes of an industry, and perhaps of a government

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Introducing the Innovator’s Patent Agreement | Twitter Blogs

Introducing the Innovator’s Patent Agreement | Twitter Blogs | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it
Cross-posted on the Twitter Engineering blog. One of the great things about Twitter is working with so many talented folks who dream up and build incredible products day in and day out. Like many c...
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The Rise of Anti-Capitalism

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism | Property and Ownership | Scoop.it

WE are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening its future: The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly free, abundant, and no longer subject to market forces. While economists have always welcomed a reduction in marginal cost, they never anticipated the possibility of a technological revolution that might bring those costs to near zero.


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UK Indymedia - WOS4: The Creative Anti-Commons and the Poverty of Networks

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An interesting discussion of the difference between CC and FSF version of 'commons'.  Specifically the discussion around producer control and consumer rights is very rich.

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