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Propertising not privatising

In the age of online collaboration, the old distinction between public and private ownership no longer holds. In the social economy, rather than restricting access to knowledge and information, there is value in diffusing and sharing ideas and information as widely as possible. Online, this means that once the costs of generating information are paid, there is a strong economic case for circulating it for free. Offline, communal or collective forms of innovation can spur innovative and creative uses of assets.