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Stephen Downes

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As Dan Gillmor says, this is a "terrifically nuanced piece" on the subject of ownership of data and digital media. It doesn't propose any solutions of offer any manifestos, but it is for the most part a wonderfully clear map of the territory (the one criticism I have is that it elides discussion of 'sharing', as opposed to 'selling', either treating sharing as 'selling for zero dollars' or omitting sharing as a practice altogether). The main point stands: "when you see a marketing pitch or proposed legislation that promises you "ownership" of digital content or data... push back."

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