Volume 12, Issue 2, Summer 2005
The Ownership of Common Goods
Cynthia Townley, Mitch Parsell
The Cost of a Common Good
Putting a Price on Spam
Common goods are notoriously vulnerable to destructive overuse. Indeed, certain online activities, such as spam, can jeopardize the very existence of the Internet. We defend an account of the net as a common good that provides the grounds for assessing various strategies for spam reduction.