A community-based model for the production of ideas

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This thesis presents a community-based model for the creation of intellectual and creative works. Such works play an important role in our society and economy. They are often understood as products of exclusive ownership (granted through mechanisms such as copyright). I show that a community-based model has proven to be at least as effective in a number of areas, and explain how it resolves a number of economic inconsistencies and problems inherent in the proprietary model. Moreover, I argue that the creative community is not only a method of production: it is also a way of living that can strengthen communities and assist in the self-development of individuals.
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