Journalist, Activist, Author
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 7.1.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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David Bollier is an independent policy strategist, journalist, activist and consultant with an evolving public-interest portfolio. His work focuses on a few key concerns: reclaiming the commons, understanding how digital technologies are changing democratic culture, fighting the excesses of intellectual property law, fortifying consumer rights and promoting citizen action. He is Editor of OnTheCommons.org, which is a leading source of news and commentary about commons-based policy, activism and politics.
David's third book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own was published in January 2009. Viral Spiral is about the rise of free and open-source software, Creative Commons licenses and the content commons they make possible, the internationalization of free culture, and the burgeoning sharing economy that can be seen in open education, open science and open business models.
He is Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and co-founder of Public Knowledge, a Washington policy advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the information commons. Bollier lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.