When I was in Berlin, Matthias Spielkamp of iRights.info, interviewed me about the commons, especially the fate of various digital commons such as free software and the future of the Internet itself. iRights.info is a German website that covers digital and intellectual property issues. The video of that interview is now online – a short version (6:56) and a long version (24:37).
Our conversation started with “What is the commons?” and moved on to such questions as “Free software often is a niche product. Has it been a success?”.... “Can there be a regulation for the benefit of the commons?”.... and “Has governing the Internet become a public issue….or is it limited to specialized circles?” among other questions.