Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

What is a second enclosure movement?

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  • zaT
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    1 decade ago
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    The “second enclosure movement” attempts to put fences around the intellectual commons of ideas and facts in a manner analogous to the enclosure and transfer of property rights from the public to the private sphere during the first enclosure movement in England that fenced off common areas between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. A new way of thinking about the public domain, the intellectual commons, is needed to combat the negative impact of this trend.

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