Tag Archives: Economics

From DRM to Smart Contracts to CopyFair

As nice as a digital commons might be, I think that digital commons platforms today lack in one particular aspect embodied quite closely by 'CopyFair'. In the race for data ownership and data monetization, large corporations have built significant businesses around collecting data and works from users, and capitalizing on their productions – but not… Read More »

Unintended consequences of cost-savings: cables that damages electronics

It's no secret that manufacturers want to cut costs. But cost cutting sometimes has more consequences than those manufacturers may test for – and this results in electronic devices reaching end-of-life earlier than expected. The problem is very hard to verify. In this particular case, cables are marketed as being compatible with a particular specification,… Read More »