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Information Wants to Be Shared

Author: 

Joshua Gans

This is an interesting and thought-provoking look at the economics of information, which, the author argues, doesn't want to be free so much as it wants to be shared. Producing and distributing information is most decidedly not free, and this book looks at the conflict between the fact that information is more valuable when it is shared, but will not be produced if the people who create it are not adequately compensated.

Favorite Thing: 
The hype-free look at how the information economy might become self-sustaining.
Information Wants to Be Shared
Book Length: 
Short
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High