This paper is part of a broader research project. Some of the ideas in it have been already developed in two previous works.


– Ramello G.B. (2009) “Access to vs. Exclusion from Knowledge: Intellectual. Property, Efficiency and Social Justice”, in A. GOSSERIE, A. MARCIANO and A.STROWEL. (Eds), Intellectual Property and Theories of Justice, Palgrave MacMillan: London & Basigstroke.


– Ramello G.G. (2005) “Private appropriability and Knowledge Sharing: Contraddiction or the Convergence the Opposite Tragedy of Creative Commons” in L.TAKEYAMA, W.GORDON AND R.TOWSE (Eds), Developments in the Economics of Copyright, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK – Northampton, MA, USA.