Free culture is an alternate world-system

There are two major economic-cultural systems in existence at present: capitalism and free culture. Free culture is the leading edge of production, and the capitalist system has only been able to skim relatively small profits from it.

They are in conflict, because capitalism requires scarcity to function, whereas free culture requires abundance. Although it is rooted in technology and economics, this has consequences across culture, art, politics and law.

I think we’ll win, but it’s not guaranteed.

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