Aaron Perzanowski: The End of Ownership

David Weinberger, Joho the Blog, Nov 15, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Summary of a talk on the new state of 'ownership' in the digital age. "What rights do people think they have when they ‘buy now.' Aaron and Jason did an experiment that showed that if people bought through a 'buy now' button, they thought they have the right to keep, device, lend, and give their copy. People make this mistake because they port over their real-world understanding of buying." In 20 years, will we be free to use our education as we wish, or will our knowledge of, say, calculus only be licensed for particular uses?

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