The job of expanding and defending the public’s domain is falling on the shoulders of a few hearty souls.
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.org and Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are doing the job that government organizations and non-government organizations have failed to do: create and defend the public’s wealth.
Their approach is a mix of new and old school; relying on Internet ‘twitch’ sites like twitter and main stream television to spread their message and recruit followers to the cause of expanding and preserving our public domain and common wealth — while pushing back against the tide of special interests, war profiteers and private wealth hoarders.
Legally, we the public have an inalienable right to our mountains, oceans, meadows, skies, beaches, digital vistas and copy rights. Enclosing these spaces and draining them of their vitality for short term Friedman-gains is proving fatal for the common good.