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The production and allocation of information as a good that is enhanced with increased use

Kubiszewski, Ida; Farley, Joshua; Costanza, Robert

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Information has some unique characteristics. Unlike most other goods and services, it is neither rival (use by one prevents use by others) nor non-rival (use by one does not affect use by others), but is enhanced with increased use, or 'additive'. Therefore a unique allocation system for both the production and consumption of information is needed. Under the current market-based allocation system, production of information is often limited through the exclusive rights produced by patents and

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79205
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.02.002

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