Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • understand the value of ‘commons’ or ‘free’ resources in facilitating innovation and creativity;

  • understand some of the key influences in policymaking on intellectual property and technology;

  • understand Lawrence Lessig's model of constraints on behaviour;

  • understand Yochai Benkler's ‘three layers’ model of the internet;

  • be able to critically analyse the material you read.