Excerpt on Immaterial Peer Production (ping @mrteacup)

From The Telekommunist Manifesto

http://telekommunisten.net/the-telekommunist-manifesto

Excerpt from “PEER PRODUCTION AND THE POVERTY OF NETWORKS”

For peer production to have any effect on general material wealth it has to operate within the context of an overall system of goods and services, where the physical means of production and the virtual means of production are both available in the commons for peer production. By establishing a commons-based peer production in the context of an information-only commons, Benkler is creating a trap, ensuring the value created in the peer economy is appropriated by property privilege. We have found Benkler standing on his head, and we will need to redefine peer production to put his head above his feet again.

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