The Internet as the largest repository of knowledge can be thought of as a common in itself, as it hosts spaces for collaboration, free open-source technologies, digital art or photography to share or remix under Creative Commons and so on. With 400 million visitors monthly and roughly 4 million articles, Wikipedia is outclassing Britannica as the largest encyclopedia. Another example is Linux, the no. 1 operating system used by animation companies in the movie industry.
This mission aims to make us reconsider the meaning Internet has in our lives. Many of us grew up taking it for granted, but nowadays things may change, for good or for bad.
- How do you use the Internet as a common resource? Is it a given, a basic need, a commodity?
- What are your rights and responsibilities in online environments?Do policies like Facebook’s or SOPA–like affect your life? Why yes? Why no?