The Cost of a Common Good: Putting a Price on Spam

Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12 (2):68-75 (2005)
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Abstract

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.

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Cynthia Townley
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