The Information Commons
Senior Research Fellow
Free Expression Policy Project
For democracy to flourish, citizens need free and open access to ideas.
In today's digital age, this means access to knowledge, information, and
ideas online. A newly emerging concept, the information commons, offers
hope of ensuring citizens' rights and responsibilities in the digital
age. FEPP's project on the information commons, directed by our 2003-2004
senior research fellow, Nancy Kranich, will survey the diverse new initiatives
that reflect the principles of a commons, will explore how the metaphor
of the commons can reposition the public interest in information, and
will illuminate the importance of the information commons to democracy
and free expression.
TO INFORMATION ACCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
NEED THE INFORMATION COMMONS