Once a thing that can be copied is brought into contact with internet, it will be copied, and those copies never leave. When copies are abundant, stuff which can’t be copied becomes scarce and valuable. Understanding what can and cannot be copied can help contributing to a Commons.

So what cannot be copied?


Getting a copy of something delivered to your inbox the moment it is released.


Aspirin is cheap, but aspirin tailored to your DNA can be very expensive.


What does something mean? What can I do with it? How do I use it? Like paid support for free software.


Software guaranteed to be bug free, reliable and always the correct version


Access a bike instead of owning it. Borrowing a book instead of storing it.


A live performance or a pdf document printed on bright white cottony paper, bound in leather.


Support a creator because it feels good. Contribute to things you believe in.


Being found is valuable. Direct attention to a work.

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