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Why I No Longer Give Away My Music

June 6, 2013 | By Bob Ostertag

How the digital music biz makes it difficult for musicians to offer free downloads

The Alchemy of Creativity

May 6, 2012

How cooperation boosts art, science and everything else

Great Movies, Music, Art & Stories That Evoke the Commons

January 14, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

An artistic canon of collaboration and sharing (Please add your favorites)

Liberate the Music!

September 16, 2010 | By David Bollier

Musopen is ingeniously freeing classical music from the chains of copyrighted recordings.

The Commons Comes to Schlossberg Hill

November 8, 2008 | By David Bollier

A memorable evening at the Elevate Festival in Graz, Austria

This Guitar Fights Enclosure

July 1, 2008 | By David Bollier

David Rovics' musical tribute to the commons.

Australia’s Redemption Song

May 5, 2008 | By Jay Walljasper

Fans Grateful to the Dead for Keeping Archives Accessible

April 24, 2008 | By Jay Walljasper

Jamendo, a Global Commons for Music

November 19, 2007 | By David Bollier

Pioneering a new business model that boosts the commons in a for profit company.

Should Colleges Serve as the RIAA’s Anti-Piracy Enforcers?

May 4, 2007 | By David Bollier

Should universities crack down on students who download music for free?

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