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Benkler’s new book: The Wealth of Networks

April 18, 2006 | By |

Yochai Benkler wrote an amazing new book: The Wealth of Networks : How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

Just to give you a first impression about the props it receives, check out Lawrence Lessig’s short-short review:

This is — by far — the most important and powerful book written in the fields that matter most to me in the last ten years. If there is one book you read this year, it should be this.

Just started skimming the book online, then ordered the hardcover version right away. Seems to be one of those book you just wanna have on your shelf for quick reference.

It’s available as a PDF under Creative Commons license, or as a hardcover via Amazon. (If you live in Germany, consider buying it at the American Amazon website – even with the shipping fees it’s a lot cheaper than from amazon.de. Weird, but hey.)

(Maybe the ridiculously high book prices in Germany (they’re sort of fixed-price all over the country, with dealers only being allowed only very limited special offers by law) are one of the reasons why Creative Commons get such good feedback in Germany. So at least it has some good aspects to it…?)