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Cultivating creative commons: from creative regulation to regulatory commons

  title={Cultivating creative commons: from creative regulation to regulatory commons},
  author={Prodromos Tsiavos},
This thesis explores and explains the development of the Creative Commons (CC) as an alternative to mainstream copyright protection. it argues that the distinctive characteristics of CC as a license based, configurable form of meta-regulation can be explained by consideration of the disciplinary background of the movement's founder (Lawrence Lessig) and as a consequence of the particular mode of development it undertook (e-mail discussions as commonly used in the arena of software development… 


This thesis explores regulatory mechanisms of managing the phenomenon of file sharing in the online environment without impeding key aspects of digital innovation, utilising a modified version of

A Participation Paradox: Seeking the Missing Link between Free/Open Source Software and Participatory Design

This paper investigates the reasons for the poor usability of many FOSS products, drawing extensively from research on participatory design and commons based peer production (CBPP), and on a case study of three FOSS projects.


Steuerung durch Regeln bedeutet den Versuch, fundamentale durch regulatorische Unsicherheit zu ersetzen und so die Handlungen verschiedener Akteure zu koordinieren. Eine Form von regulatorischer



The Master's Tools v. The Master's House: Creative Commons v. Copyright

The aim of the Creative Commons licenses is to authorize the use of copyrighted works for purposes that would constitute infringement under traditional copyright law, thereby fostering wider use of

What Contracts Can't Do: The Limits of Private Ordering in Facilitating a Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit U.S. based organization that operates a licensing platform to promote free use of creative works. The idea is to facilitate the release of creative works under

A freedom-Promoting Approach to Property: A Renewed Tradition for New Debates

In this article, Professor Purdy identifies, articulates, and defends a normative approach to property as an institution that promotes human freedom. The conception of freedom that the article

Rethinking Copyright Alternatives

  • Lior Zemer
  • Law, Economics
    Int. J. Law Inf. Technol.
  • 2006
A specific solution is offered which provide the beginning of an argument on how to rethink copyright and shows that the present structure in copyright systems can be redefined to accommodate the many economic and social conscerns the lack of a balance in copyright raises.

Using Private-Public Linkages to Regulate Environmental Conflicts: The Case of International Construction Contracts

The article takes a pluralistic view of the 'trade-environment' conflict by exploring one of the settings of this conflict: the lex constructionis - international construction law. It seeks to

Controlling the New Media: Hybrid Responses to New Forms of Power

In this article Lawrence Lessig's 'modalities of regulation' analysis is developed and enriched through elaborating on the essential elements of control systems (standard–setting, monitoring and behaviour modification) to demonstrate the importance and variety of hybrid forms that real–world control systems take in the new media domains.

The Drama of the Commons

1 Front Matter 2 1 The Drama of the Commons 3 Part I: Resource Users, Resource Systems, and Behavior in the Drama of the Commons 4 2 Common Resources and Institutional Sustainability 5 3 Unequal

The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis

Long a fruitful area of scrutiny for students of organizations, the study of institutions is undergoing a renaissance in contemporary social science. This volume offers, for the first time, both

Information Wants to Be Free: Intellectual Property and the Mythologies of Control

This article challenges a central tenet of the recent criticism of intellectual property rights: the suggestion that the control conferred by such rights is detrimental to the continued flourishing