The Cost of a common good: putting a price on spam

Cynthia Townley, Mitch Parsell

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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 which provides the grounds for assessing various strategies for spam reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-75
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophy in the contemporary world
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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