“The Economics of Open Content”

Mary is blogging this : “MIT Open Courseware, Intelligent Television is organizing a two-day symposium at MIT on “The Economics of Open Content,” on January 23 and 24, 2006″ (Thanks, Jerry!)

“This project is a systematic study of why and how it makes sense for commercial companies and noncommercial institutions active in culture, education, and media to make certain materials widely available for free—and also how free services are morphing into commercial companies while retaining their peer-to-peer quality. ”