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Paper on Social Software and Groups

I’ve just posted to SSRN a draft of a new, short paper that has little specifically to do with IP. The title is Social Software, Groups, and Law. It’s a preliminary and somewhat tentative exploration of three things that interest me, and that I suspect are connected somehow. Arrayed from most specific to most general, these are: Social software, a term that I’m using pretty loosely; informal groups — networks, neighborhoods, gangs, clubs, and so on; and places, things, and stories — three things that I’ve written about before, in different contexts, and that I’m thinking about assembling into a larger theory of information law and policy. The same draft can be downloaded from my own site, in case you can’t or don’t want to use SSRN. Reactions and suggestions are most welcome.