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A delightful, witty, and informative account. I especially liked the discussion of “stints” — collective controls to prevent greed and appropriation where it is harmful to the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thomas Davenport
This book should be required reading for anyone old enough to vote. It tells the story of the privatization of what should be, and once was, owned in common; in other words, of a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Linda Bamber
The great virtue of Common as Air is the originality of Lewis Hyde's engaging historical exploration of the cultural commons. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by David A. Bollier
Did you know the poems of Emily Dickinson - she died one hundred and twenty four years ago - will continue to be owned by Harvard University Press until 2050? Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by Brian Denton
'Common As Air' is a solid complement to Hyde's previous and seminal 'The Gift.' With this work, he encourages artists and others to own and share in proper fashion and according... Read morePublished on October 2, 2011 by Howard F. Freeman
Hyde provides an interesting perspective on the current controversies with intellectual property rights. Several elements of the historical perspective from England and the U.S. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Bradley A. Pritts
I applaud Hyde's research and thesis, but have to classify this book as so much closing the gate after the horses have left the barn. Read morePublished on December 9, 2010 by Short Bald Yogi
just aweful. premise is bad. the book is poorly written and cumbersome to follow. i made it 1/2 way through wanting to know what all the hubbub was, and, well, to use the old... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Afternoontea